Mango Lassi

March 23, 2007

Summer in Bangalore was never this hot. Not long ago, air-conditioners were alien in Garden city. Today I see most offices and even houses with ACs. That is because the heat this year is unbearable by 10 in the morning. And this is still March. Imagine April-May!

Bangalore was always known for its pleasant summer. In the ’80s, my cousins from Poona and Hubli, both cities known for its hot weather, used to land in Bangalore during summer. Wonder where Bangloreans are heading to avoid the scorching heat!

Just to keep yourself cool during the hot days, one needs to drink lots of water and other cool drinks (certainly not those aerated ones). I prefer a glass of Lassi or Elniru (Tender Coconut water).

Summer also brings with it Mangoes. So how about making a Mango Lassi? I am sure most of you know how to make it. I am just sharing what I learnt from my Aunt a few years ago.

MANGO LASSI RECIPE
Ingredients:
1 cup Curd (Mosaru/ Dahi)
1 cup peeled and chopped Ripe Mango (Mavina Hannu/ Aam)
2 tblsp Sugar (Sakkare/ Cheeni) or to taste
1/4th tsp Cardamom Powder (Yelakki/ Elaichi Powder, optional)
Few Ice-cubes (optional)

How to make Mango Lassi:
Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth in a blender.
Strain through a sieve, pushing as much liquid as possible.
Pour in glasses and serve.

To make just Sweet Lassi, take 500ml Curds, 250ml Water, 2tblsp Sugar, 1/2 tsp Salt, Crushed Ice. Put all ingredients in a blender. Add ice to it and blend the mixture until froth appears. Sweet Lassi is ready to serve.

PS: Please try it this evening to keep oneself cool during today’s India-Sri Lanka match.

25 Responses to “Mango Lassi”

  1. seneca Says:

    “Lassi” and “Tender Coconut Water” sound exotic and romantic to someone on the other side of the Earth.

  2. Vani Says:

    Wah Wah NaLa Maharajare,

    64 kalegaLallu paanditya ide antha gottaythu.

    When do we get to taste your lassi?

  3. Vani Says:

    And I forget, another invitation for your Filter Coffee!

  4. praneshachar Says:

    sakala kala vallabhan
    hardika shubhashayagalu
    next visit I will ask vidya to sit
    lassi/coffee will be served by RK
    hope you will not mind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. rk Says:

    seneca,
    welcome to Rambling with Bellur.
    yes, the two drinks are quite exotic as well as romantic…wish the ad guys market it so!

    vani,
    nala maharaja! annavra HALU JENU hadu nenpige baratte. (bhimasena nala maharajaru gandasarallave…)
    64 kale irli….4 kale kooda saryagi gottilla ri.
    lassi ge summeralli banni… and for coffee, anytime.
    andha haage, hosa kelsa sigtalla….party yavaga?

    pranesh sir,
    only kamal hassan is Sakalakala Vallavan!
    banni sir…neev kudithini annbekadre naveke anjabeku maadakke. 😉

  6. Vani Says:

    Innond 2 months Bellur!

    Sarakaarada kelasa Devara kelasa anta bardiddaralla
    V(N)idhana Soudha mele, haage Devaru bandu Appointment Order kodbeku nanage!

    Party Khandita kodesuve!

  7. rk Says:

    vani,
    congrats once again.
    devru olledu maadli.

    ide khushili ondhu hanigavana dedicated to vani:


    Maadali Sarakaara
    Vanige Upakaara
    Sikkare bega Order nimage
    Siguvudu namge Sweetu-Khara!

  8. usha Says:

    Tampu paanyeeagaLa time…

    Intg recipe , Mavina Hannnu gaLu marukattege bandha takshaNa try madona.. 🙂

    Thx RK

  9. Vani Says:

    Andre Vidya ge neevu yaavaglu haadtheera antha gottaythu…

    “Haayaagi KuLithiru neenu Raniya Haage” antha!


  10. RK,
    Prefer taking the whole fruit of Aam since it cuts downs the sugar in juice and adds the fibre which is part of pulp.

  11. praneshachar Says:

    Vani
    congrats yelli kelasa hosa kelasa
    tilisi may be I am wishing very late
    Bellur
    Kamal Hasan yene agirli
    nevu namm sakala kala vallabhan
    MB blog memberyella heli
    nimma opinionuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

  12. Vani Says:

    Praneshavare,

    Please check ur mail.

  13. Mysorean Says:

    Recipe noted. Planning to have today!

    I hope India wins without too much tension!

  14. rk Says:

    mysorean,
    lassi ruchi hegitthu antha dayavittu tilisi!
    somehow….my mind is going back to Semifinal -Calcutta-1996! trying to bring it to England 2003…
    anyways, happy match viewing 🙂

  15. Veena Says:

    Super post RK… Baayalli neeru baro tara ide. Mango Milkshare kuDididdu gottu, hosa ruch Mango Lassi try maadbeku maavina haNNu barli market ge try maadtheeni !!

    illa next time nimmanege bandaaga kooda aagbahudu 🙂

  16. Vani Says:

    Veenakka,

    Maavina HaNNu market ge bandide…..still not the sweet variety though….and the price….a whopping Rs 120 per KG!

    Naanu sustaagi innu chetarisikondilla. Sadhyakke Bellur kai filter coffee kudeebeku ashte.

  17. Mysorean Says:

    Adu enagutte andre, yaavano obba click aagbeku aste. Baddetavu ellaru chennagi aadbidtaare. Adakke aa Sehwag gube astu important. Avanu fire madidre ellaru full spirits nalli irtaare.

    Sari bidi, nanna philosophy yaarige beku. Geddre saaku aste!

  18. praneshachar Says:

    aitalla India world cup kathe mugida kathe
    batsmen failed to fire result you are almost out
    except for a eventuality of barmuda beating
    bangladesh. anything is possible in cricket
    hege hope after hope

  19. Mysorean Says:

    Mugitu sir mugitu.

    Ivaga cricketers na mugisbidtaare ee politicians ella seri.

  20. rk Says:

    mysorean,
    aa kullanna odistareno eegladru antha andhkondre, captain maadtharanthe…7 WC aadisbeku antha harke hottidara BCCI-navaru?

  21. neel3 Says:

    Maavinakai inda maaduva PANHA tumba easy and beneficial.
    Steam mavinkais in cooker.
    After it cools remove skin. Add jaggery powder and cardamom powder. dilute it to drinking consistency.
    It is a real coolant.(for humans )
    Try maadi.

  22. Vani Says:

    “It is a real coolant (for humans)” illi bere praaNigaLa vichaara bandilvalla! 😉

  23. rk Says:

    vani,
    haha!
    yen gotta? there is a full stop after ‘coolant’. neel is telling humans to try it! 😉

  24. neel3 Says:

    This coolant is not for automobiles anta!!
    🙂
    munche maadkndu kudiye,vani..swalpa tumpaagatte.


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