(As seen on Chuck’s Day Off)
Mango lassi is great to serve at luncheon or dinner parties, preferably for desert and it’s easy to prepare. Wait, lassi? What’s lassi.
Lassi is a popular and traditional yogurt-based drink of the Indian subcontinent. It is made by blending yogurt with water and Indian spices.Traditional lassi (also known as salted lassi, or, simply lassi) is a savory drink sometimes flavored with ground roasted cumin while sweet lassi on the other hand is blended with sugar or fruits instead of spices. – Wikipedia
Now that you know what a lassi is, let’s go shopping for ingredients! 🙂
1. Vanilla Flavouring (RM 2.40, Giant)
In Chuck’s Day Off, Chuck used a vanilla stick but it’s hard to find vanilla sticks in KK.
2. Honey (RM 6.50, Giant)
You can use any brand of honey that you prefer, I chose this one because scooping the honey with a spoon is way easier than squeezing it out.
3. Mango (5.40, Servay)
They don’t have mangoes in Giant so I went on a crusade to get mangoes at Servay. The mangoes are so small, the size of an egg but slightly bigger, maybe that’s why the packaging describes it as ‘Eg Mango’. You might want to get those big mangoes though cause peeling the ‘eggs’ causes extra work. Haha.
4. Lime (RM 3.20, Giant)
You just need one, or two, or three. It actually depends on your taste buds.
5. Plain Yogurt (RM 13.50, Giant)
It’s my favourite brand of yogurt drinks and it’s the only plain yogurt available. So, if you have any other brands that sells plain yogurt (imported or local) in KK, do let me know by commenting on this post. This 1kg bottle could serve up to four to eight glasses, depends on the size of your glass.
Kaching! The bill: RM 31.00. Gasp! Just fewer than 30 bucks could get you more drinks! But here’s the catch, if you want your friend and family be amazed and compliment on your culinary or drink making skills, this is it! Besides, you could expand your list of drinks that you can serve and sharpening your culinary or drink making skills, especially those who are non chef! Haha.
Okay here’s how to prepare the drink.
- Grab your blender and add in your yogurt.
- Add in the peeled mangoes, without the seed. One is enough or more if you like. In my case, I have these ‘egg mangoes’ I have to add more.
- Squeeze the lime juice but if you’re using the same brand of plain yogurt as mine, a little bit is enough because the yogurt itself is sour. Add two teaspoons of vanilla flavouring and one and a half tablespoon of honey. You can adjust the amounts according to your taste buds.
- Blend them all together and ta-dah! You have made a mango lassi.
- Pour the lassi into your glass. Complete your presentation by sprinkling some lime zest and enjoy.
Easy right. But if you’re one of those lazy bumps who tries to make everything simple, just get a mango flavour yogurt drink and just blend all the other ingredients together. But you won’t get that yellow colouring like when you’re using the fruit. Plus, it’s always great to make something by yourself right?
But if you’re super duper lazy, just grab a bottle of ready-made mango lassi at the supermarket. -___-
p/s: There are other lassi recipes that you can try. Just Google for one.