What Is Mango Lassi

In the Indian subcontinent  “Lassi” refers to any yogurt based drink.

The popular ones are sweet lassi which obviously is sweetened with sugar and salty lassi which has salt and other spices in it.

Mango Lassi is another popular version which has sweet mangoes blended with yogurt.

For this mango lassi recipe, I have used mangoes, yogurt, milk, sugar and cardamom.

A lot of times lassi is made with “yogurt only”, traditionally that’s how it was made.

But I like to add little milk to my lassi since I don’t like it super thick. You can use all yogurt if you aren’t a fan of adding milk to your lassi.

You may also add saffron or a splash of rose water for extra flavors but that is optional.

It’s thick, sweet and creamy and one of the best ways to enjoy mangoes!

Prep Time: 5 Min.


  • 1 cup mango pulp, 250 ml (fresh is better, canned is good).
  • 1 cup yogurt, 240 ml, plain whole milk yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk (cold), or cold water, to thin out the lassi
  • 1-2 tablespoons sugar, or adjust to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • pistachios, to garnish, optional
  • saffron strands, to garnish, optional


  1. In a blender, add 1 cup mango pulp.
  2. Add the yogurt.
  3. Now add cold milk (or water).
  4. Add the sugar and the cardamom powder.
  5. Blend everything until well combined.
  6. Pour the mango lassi into serving glasses and chill before serving or pour over two ice-cubes!
  7. Garnish with pistachios, saffron strands before serving!

Recipe Notes

  • For best taste and flavor use fresh mango puree from sweet mangoes. You may use canned mango pulp if you can’t find sweet mangoes but fresh gives the best results.
  • You can thin out the lassi to the consistency you prefer by using either cold milk or water.

Originally published in cookwithmanali.com