15 December 2011

Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi

(Indian Yogurt Drink)

A Lassi (pronounced luss si ) is a yogurt drink made with yogurt, milk and ice.It is a freshening summer drink, had on it own, with food or as a health snack
You can make a fruity lassi with any fruit of your choice,such as mangoes, strawberries, chikoos,frozen berries, saffron and even honey!
The word "lassi" (not pronounced as Lassie the canine TV star) is an Indian Punjabi word.
There are many benefits in drinking lassi.
Mix a dash of turmeric and it helps with gastroenteritis. Some Indians have it with their lunch as the friendly bacteria in the yogurt help in digestion.
Salted lassi is called "chaas" and can be enjoyed with a dash of powdered cumin.

(makes 2 glasses)
1 sweet ripe mango (or 1 cup frozen mango chunks will do)
4 spoons sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
1 pinch of salt
1 glass chilled milk
1/2 glass iced water
2 tbsp Rose water

Peal and cut mango in pieces.Put them a blender with the sugar, lemon juice and salt and blend to a pulp
Add the milk, water and rose water
Pour the mixture in a tall chilled glass and enjoy!

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