Beat the heat Punjabi style with a Mango Lassi…
Another staple in a Punjabi household all through summer is lassi, a chilled yogurt based drink which can be had plain, sweet, salted or flavoured with fruit.
I remember those scorching hot Indian summers and how my Mum made us religiously drink a glass of plain lassi everyday and mango lassi on extra hot days to beat the heat. Yogurt or dahi is the super food for summer, not only is it protein packed but also has fantastic cooling properties and a wealth of nutritional benefits.
The past few days in Melbourne have been absolute scorchers. While most of my Aussie mates rely on beer to beat the heat, your life will never be the same again once you try this delicious mango and yogurt concoction. It is sure to become a family favourite!
Ingredients: 5 Preparation time: 5 minutes
- One mango chopped
- 250 ml greek natural yogurt
- 150 ml of water
- Four cardamom pods skinned and powdered (or 1/4 teaspoon of cardamom powder)
- Sugar or honey to taste (this is optional)
First peel and chop the mango. Second, add all the ingredients in a blender, including some ice cubes if you like your lassi really chilled and blitz the ingredients for about five to seven minutes.
The final step requires you to pour yourself a big glass and ENJOY!