Indian food is known for its spice. The perfect drink to wash it all down with? A mango lassi, of course.
Thick, creamy and sweet, mango lassis are refreshing yogurt smoothies that are a breeze to make. You put all of your ingredients in a blender and in less than a minute you are sipping this fragrant and cool drink. Mango lassis can be enjoyed or their own or as a compliment to Indian dishes like biryani rice.
The ideal mango to use in this mango lassi recipe is the Alphonso mango, an Indian varietal. Sweet, juicy and aromatic, it has the reputation of being the best mango in the world. If you can't find it fresh, you can buy Alphonso mango puree which is sold in cans but retains a lot of the fragrance of the fruit.