I know, I know seems like I have caught the fever, Mango fever that is, but I can't help it's the season. Long days and hot sun makes you want to sip this cold concussion and seriously I love Mango lassi, must mention never heard of Mango lassi until I came to US. Lassi as I know was plain yogurt rich in cream and with cardamom and nuts beaten till it gets frothy and served cold. In US a sure find in any Indian restaurants in Mango lassi, pretty much the same recipe as Indian lassi but kicked up a notch with Mango .
Mango lassi makes a perfect accompaniment to spicy food, it cools your stomach and lets you absorb the spices .
My version today is Mango lassi with Saffron for added flavor. I ABSOUTELY love it. very simple yet very exotic.
Ingredients ( Makes for about 4 cups)
1/2 a can of Mango pulp ( Can be found in any Indian stores, I love Kesar Mango pulp)
2 cups of yogurt ( I use home made, can be substituted with greek yogurt or any other plain store brought)
1/2 cup milk
pinch of saffron strands ( soaked in warm milk for about 1/2 hr)
1. Blend yogurt/milk and mango pulp using a hand blender, till it froths.
2. Now add saffron and blend till it seems well incorporated.
3. Refrigerate and serve chill.
Now if this does not tell of Indian summer nothing else will.
Schools about to end and its going to be summer break for kids, looking forward to summer.
Wishing everyone a fun filled and a safe summer.