Get this: The first time I tried this Indian treat, I was in Panama. Heh. Some friends and I took a trip there and found a little Indian restaurant run by some American expats... and I fell in love with Indian food there on the spot.
Mango lassis are sweet and creamy and scented with cardamom, mmmm...!
There is a salted mint version which I also tried, but didn't like it at all. Maybe I added too much salt? Anywho, this one is so easy, guess you could call it an Indian smoothie....
Flesh of 1 ripe mango chopped
150 milliliter low fat yogurt
150 milliliter water
2 cardamom pod seeds freshly powdered or 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
Sugar to taste (I used honey)
Ice cubes (Optional)
Add all the ingredients in a blender and churn till smooth.
Sieve it to remove any fibre and adjust the sugar as per your taste and the sweetness of mango.
Serve chilled. Add more water if you like it thinner.
"Food is never just food. It's also a way of getting at something else: who we are, who we have been, & who we want to be." -- Molly Wizenberg