Celebrate Holi with this delicious drink
Known as the Hindu Festival of Colors — and observed in March to coincide with the Hindu calendar month of Phalguna — Holi has been celebrated in the Indian subcontinent for centuries and marks the beginning of spring and the end of winter, or the triumph of good vs. evil. A popular drink enjoyed is Mango Lassi, a sweet compliment to the spices in Indian food.
Try this Mango Lassi recipe, created by Piping Pot Curry.
- 1.5 cups of mango cubes — fresh mango peeled and chopped, choose either very ripe mangos, frozen mangos or 1 cup of canned mango pulp
- 1 cup plain whole milk yogurt, cold — use almond milk yogurt to make it vegan
- ½ cup cold milk, or water to adjust consistency — use almond milk to make it vegan
- 4 teaspoons of sugar — adjust to taste
- 1 pinch of cardamom powder (Elaichi), optional
- Saffron (Kesar) to garnish, optional
- Combine the mango, yogurt, milk, sugar and cardamom in blender and blend until smooth.
- Adjust the consistency to your taste by adding water, or add some ice cubes.
- Pour mango lassi in serving glasses. Keep it chilled before serving. Garnish with saffron and/or pistachios.
Nutritional values are provided by the cook and should be considered an estimate of the final dish.
Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 436mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 233IU | Vitamin C: 64mg | Calcium: 235mg | Iron: 1mg
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