Hi, Ray here again.
I don’t know about you, but I love a good mango lassi. It’s a very refreshing drink and there’s an easy mango lassi recipe on the Curry Focus website.
I had previously spotted cans of mango pulp at my favourite Indian supermarket so that’s where I got the mango pulp. The smallest can was 850g (nearly 2 lbs) so I had enough pulp to make the recipe 8 times.
The smallest mango that I could find was about 300g (10 ½ oz) and I decided to use the whole mango. After all, mango is delicious by itself so using a bit too much won’t do any harm.
The original recipe submitted by a J Campbell stated ¼ teaspoon of crushed cardamom pods. I found this to be an unusual measurement for cardamom pods so have changed the recipe to use 4 crushed cardamom pods If you find the cardamom taste to be too strong, you can reduce the number of pods down to 3 (or even 2).
The recipe is simplicity itself. All you have to do is put the ingredients into a food processor and process them until you’ve got a smooth drink. It really only takes 2 minutes.
I made 2 batches of the mango lassi, changing the method slightly for the second time. On the second time, I processed the cardamom pods until they had more or less disintegrated. I did this because I ended up chewing a piece of cardamom pod from the first batch – maybe the pods didn’t get close enough to the processor’s blades because of the other ingredients.
The only part of the recipe that takes any time is putting the drink into the fridge for a couple of hours.
I tried the results out on a small group of friends and got very positive comments.
The drink is lovely and smooth and tastes great.
Overall, the mango lassi scored an excellent rating of 8 out of 10.
Personally, I found the lassi a bit sweet so am going to make some few batches with less sugar. Maybe one without any sugar will be good. After all, mango by itself is quite sweet.
Why not try out this recipe for yourself? The result is really delicious.