Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Mango Lassi

Lu is looking for suggestions on ways to recycle and avoid wasting food so to help her out, I made lassi, an Indian drink made with yogurt. The more traditional lassi contains spices and salt. I prefer the sweet version with mangoes while my husband likes it better with pistachios. The consistency can vary according to personal preference. Some people might add milk and crushed ice to it, others thin it out with milk.

My family believes the combination of mangoes and dairy isn't very healthy but mango lassi is among the most popular in India. One of those cultural differences...

When fresh ripe mangoes are not in season, I use frozen or even canned puree, as a last resource, if nothing else is available.

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