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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