One end of year days, our friend Boe brought his Indian friend to stay at our place. That was a perfect time I learned more about Indian food. I asked him to teach me cooking some food that I like such as chicken tikka masala, chicken curry, and mango lassi. He was excited to teach and cook for us for our new year party. I was excited to learn and eat his yummy authentic Indian food also.
Cooking Indian meal is so elaborate. If I want to cook one, that would be the simplified one; and when I want to eat, I leave the cooking part to those who work at Indian restaurant in my city The one that we still make once is a while is the mango lassi. Besides mango and yogurt, the original recipe calls for milk (or heavy cream), cardamom, saffron, and sugar, but I like to use mango and yogurt only because the canned mango pulp is sweet already. I believe using fresh mango is much better than using the canned one. However, I am not willing to spend $1.24 for a small-sized mango.
Combine the mango purée and yogurt with blender or beat the heck out of it with whisker. Add ice cube. Super easy, and hm..yummy.
I served this as dessert when I invited our friends over for dinner; and every one loved this drink.