I regularly go out for dinner at an Indian restaurant and then I always order a sweet lassi. I think a lassi is best described as an Indian version of a milkshake. Also during my travel in Malaysia, but also my tour in Nepal, I drank this yogurt drink very often. I’m also a big fan of the spicy Indian Masala Chai (Masala tea).

India and Pakistan also drink salty lassi. I have never dared to try this, because I’m so used to the sweet version. Below I share the recipes for a sweet lassi and a delicious mango lassi. The recipes are very similar, except you add a little less sugar and possibly less cardamom to the mango version.

The lassis from these recipes are quite fluid. If you prefer a thicker version, add more yogurt or add curd.

Sweet Lassi

Ingredients (for 2 large glasses)

  • 250 ml of yogurt
  • 125 ml of milk
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 – 2 cardamom pods
  • ice cubes (optional)

Instructions

Put all ingredients (except the ice cubes) in a bowl and use a whisk to mix everything. You can also put the ingredients in a blender. Mix with both options until a little foam layer forms. This happens quite quickly.

Then pour the sweet lassi into long glasses, add a few ice cubes if necessary and serve with a straw. Not a plastic straw, but for example a bamboo straw or other reusable straws.

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Mango Lassi

Ingredients (for 2 large glasses)

  • ½ – 1 mango
  • 250 ml of yogurt
  • 125 ml of milk
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 cardamom pod
  • ice cubes (optional)

Instructions

Using a blender is the easiest way to make the mango lassi. Put all ingredients, except the ice cubes, in the blender and mix until a small foam layer forms.

Pour the yogurt drink into tall glasses with a few ice cubes and serve with a reusable straw.