Mango Lassi

June 1, 2010

Mango Lassi

After learning what a riotous combination fruits and yoghurt make together, I’ve been in love with all things fruit + yoghurt (cherry frozen yoghurt coming up!) With Alphonso mangoes aplenty, I’ve been making a lot of mango lassi through the summer and can’t seem to get enough of it.

If you can get your hands on Alphonso mangoes, you really should. Rich, pulpy and smooth as butter these mangoes are bursting with flavour. Blend it with a little sugar and yoghurt and you’ve made yourself the perfect summer drink!

Grandma says the ginger added to the lassi aids digest the mango, but I love the spicy dimension it adds to the sweet mango lassi.

Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi Recipe

Serves 2-3

1 large (300g) Alphonso mango, cut into small pieces
450g / 1lb. plain yoghurt
3-4 tbsp sugar (depending on how sweet your mango)
1 tsp ground ginger
½ cup milk


2 tbsp chopped pistachios

Equipment: Food processor or immersion blender


  1. Put all the ingredients except the milk in food processor and blend together.
  2. Add the milk, a little by little until you reach a consistency you like. Throw in some ice cubes.
  3. Drink up!

    { 35 comments… read them below or add one }

    1 Fazela June 2, 2010 at 2:30 AM

    I have looked all over the indian stores around here, but not a single one sells the nice plump alphonso mangoes that we can get at Crawford Market!
    I sooooo miss them!


    2 Manuel May 1, 2013 at 4:37 AM

    Hi FAzeela,
    Your query answered: Go to Brickfields Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Aalphonso Mango Pulp available there. Thank u


    3 Silver Rose June 2, 2010 at 3:06 PM

    Congratulations. I have given you an award on my blog


    4 Aiswarya June 2, 2010 at 5:37 PM

    You have an amazing blog here with some really great looking photographs. Thanks for simplifying the recipes. Great Job! :)


    5 The Purple Foodie June 2, 2010 at 10:24 PM

    Ha! Someday, surely.


    6 Arjit June 2, 2010 at 7:54 PM

    I want someone to make this for me. PLEASE!? :|


    7 Delishhh June 3, 2010 at 4:22 AM

    love the blog, you have a new follower!


    8 Kcalpesh June 3, 2010 at 5:00 PM

    Perfect drink for the summer which is about to end!!!


    9 Nishant Singh June 3, 2010 at 6:39 PM

    ooo I can make this myself! Nice Post ;D


    10 Laetitia June 3, 2010 at 7:42 PM

    it looks delicious!! I wish I could have mangos to drink such a lassi!


    11 Imrose May 28, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    actually, instead of mangoes, you can put in a different fruit or if you want the lassi to be fruit fusion, you can also put in a variety of fruit ( i like mangoes bananas and pomegranate lassi – simply my personal best)


    12 mags June 4, 2010 at 8:08 AM

    This is nothing short of beautiful.


    13 Hannah June 4, 2010 at 11:00 AM

    Amazing recipe!!!!

    It looks so delicious.

    I try it. Thank you


    14 The Purple Foodie June 4, 2010 at 12:28 PM

    Thank you, all! :)


    15 Nicole June 5, 2010 at 2:15 AM

    This look delicious and I love the vibrant color from the mangoes. Yum!


    16 molly June 5, 2010 at 11:00 AM

    dang it! the last of the alphonso mangoes left our stores a few weeks back. will definitely have to give this a go, next spring. love the addition of cardamom, here.


    17 Zibi June 7, 2010 at 4:38 AM

    I’ve made your strawberry lassi a few times and it was great. I could just imagine how good the mango one is. I love the spices that you’ve added to this. Will keep my eyes peeled for the mangoes :)

    Incase your interested, I have a recipe on my blog for how to make your own yogurt… it’s really easy, and it’s nice always having plain yogurt around for making lassis and mixing with which ever fruits are in season.


    18 PurpleFoodie June 7, 2010 at 10:13 AM

    Zibi: Here in India, we almost always make our own yoghurt. It’s something you almost never buy from the store! Of course, fruit yoghurts and the likes are now getting popular and people are buying the packaged stuff…


    19 veronica June 12, 2010 at 1:04 AM

    o use fedex mango direct and order yourself the alphonso mangoes the plump ones , they have contract with throve brothers one of the largest mango exporters and they are good mangoessssss !!


    20 veronica June 12, 2010 at 1:06 AM

    fedex mango direct – special mango service ! (no they aint paying me )


    21 Sam June 12, 2010 at 3:27 AM

    Shaheen, you’re killing me. Love mango anything, waiting for the mango season to kick into high gear.
    We make our own yogurt too. Everyday! Can’t stand the packaged stuff. Mangoes are sinfully divine though I’m not too partial to adding ginger to it. I like my mango buffet to be as unadulterated by other flavours as possible.
    But lovely post. :)


    22 PurpleFoodie June 12, 2010 at 11:23 PM

    Thanks for the tip, Veronica!

    Sam: I agree about having mango unadulterated. Just today I had sme mango pulp spiced with ginger and I wished the flavour of ginger wasn’t as pronounced. I need my mango to have the full focus!


    23 PreeOccupied June 17, 2010 at 6:50 PM

    Love the look of your mango lassi. Though I am a fan of Langda aam, I make do with Alphonso pulp here.


    24 Stella June 22, 2010 at 9:10 PM

    Sounds so good! Pretty photos too…


    25 Mei Teng July 16, 2010 at 2:04 PM

    Hi! I hopped over from I love mango lassi. Great photo.


    26 Olga August 21, 2010 at 3:59 AM

    Shaheen, I’ve included your recipe in the Vegetarian Ramadan round-up on my blog – hope you’ll find it interesting to check out the rest here. Have a great weekend)


    27 The Foodist August 22, 2010 at 9:55 PM

    Nice pics !
    Add a pich of salt and a bit of soda water to Your lassi
    and it will be much tastier
    Greetz from Chiang Mai, Thailand


    28 Anand October 9, 2010 at 5:33 PM

    I should be trying this, looks delicious. I’m searching for different tastes for my Sambar, do you have a different and delicious variety of Sambar recipe to offer? If yes, pls check my link…


    29 Malar Gandhi February 1, 2011 at 8:41 AM

    Mango Lassi looks awesome’ very tempting picture.


    30 Sarah April 1, 2011 at 6:01 AM

    I linked to this recipe on my blog post for tomorrow!


    31 john July 25, 2011 at 5:36 AM

    A cook and a photographer. Bravo!


    32 anush August 31, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    I had been making the lassi by mixing curd and sugar after eating my lunch, so it is not actually about mango lassi. I just wanted wanted to share some thoughts I had. IMO lassi should be made with manual blender, and it should be made with whole milk from which fat has not been removed. If you make with a hand blender that is not powered, the curd does not get hot. When mixing the curd and sugar, the butter will separate out of the curd and the sugar will dissolve or mix with the butter, like pastry, and that is the real highlight of the lassi. Tasty!!


    33 Manreet Sodhi Someshwar November 7, 2011 at 8:18 AM

    Ah! the myriad pleasures of a mango lassi! My absolute best most fave drink of the season. Thanks for a great post!


    34 Radhika @ Just Homemade April 3, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    Being the mango lover I am, I can gorge on mangoes in any form, Lassis umm delish!
    Never tried ground ginger in Mango Lassi.. seems like an interesting twist..


    35 John R May 31, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Love Mango lassi. So just had to know how it was made. Will try it with and without the ginger. Thanks


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