Decided to do another simple & refreshing drink today using the fresh mangoes in season. Not only does it taste delicious from the sweetness of the mango and the tart flavor from the yoghurt, but its also healthy. It would be great for breakfast and also during Ramadan which is just coming up in a few days.
Serves 2 – 3 people
2 mangoes (about 1.5 cups), peeled and coarsely chopped
1 cup thick yogurt
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon sugar, to taste (sugar is not necessary, and honey can be substituted to make the drink more healthy)
Ice-cubes – 4 to 5 cubes
Pinch of salt
Freshly ground elaichi/cardamom (optional) – 1/8 tsp and a pinch for garnish
1. Blend together the mango, yogurt, milk, sugar,salt, elaichi (if using) and ice-cubes until smooth. Taste, and adjust with extra sugar or salt. Garnish with a pinch of ground elaichi.
Optional Flavorings for Playing Around in Future –This recipe is like a smoothie and you can add/adjust flavors based on your personal preferences – giving a few ideas for experimentation 🙂
1.Saffron – 1/4 tsp dissolved in a little bit of milk; saffron’s quite a strong taste, but for those who like it, this goes really well with mango and tastes delicous.
2.Pistachoes – Roughly crushed pistachoes added in the Lassi or sprinkled as garnish
3. Toasted Coconut