This is an intensely flavorful and sweet 2 ingredient mango lassi recipe that tastes divine because of the amazing flavor of Alphonso mangoes.
If you've never tried it before, Lassi is a yogurt based smoothie that can be sweet or salty and can be flavored with different spices, fruit etc.
Mangoes are my favorite fruit and isn't a surprise that mango Lassi is my absolute favorite form of Lassi. . Combining the ripe freshness of mangoes with yogurt creates a magical drink that is so refreshing and delicious.
What makes this mango lassi so special?
There are so many varieties of mangoes available throughout the world. India itself grows more than a thousands of varieties of mangoes. My absolute favorite variety of mangoes is the Alphonso mango. When perfectly ripe it is saffron fleshed, sweet, juicy and non-fibrous. The flavor is so intense and the aroma is amazing.
Alphonso mangoes are the variety I use the most in my mango based recipes and what makes this mango lassi so amazing. However, it is extremely difficult to source these mangoes in a lot of parts of the world. Thankfully, it is pretty easy to buy Alphonso mango pulp in cans. I highly recommend going through the extra trouble if you have to, and looking for Alphonso mango pulp. It makes a huge difference!
A lot of recipes call for adding additional flavorings or spices while making mango lassi. But I like to keep my recipe very simple and let the flavor of the Alphonso mango shine. You can however add in a pinch of cardamom seed powder and/or saffron strands while making this recipe for added flavor.
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Mango Lassi (Indian Mango Yogurt Smoothie)
- 1 cup alphonso mango pulp from a can. Sometimes also labelled as Ratnagiri alphonso mango pulp.
- 1 cup buttermilk see notes
- 1 tablespoon chopped pistachios for garnish, optional
- Whisk together the mango pulp and the buttermilk until well incorporated. Serve well chilled and garnish with chopped pistachios (optional).