Mango Lassi

Learn how to make a sweet, refreshing and authentic mango lassi with this recipe from the Mother India cookbook. This classic Indian drink is the perfect accompaniment to spicy food.

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This drink is especially delicious and refreshing when fresh mangoes are in season, but a tasty alternative can easily be made using mango pulp from a tin, which is readily available throughout the year in Asian grocery shops.

Serves 4


2 ripe mangoes, or 300ml mango pulp
280ml buttermilk
10 ice cubes
300ml milk
2 tbsp plain yoghurt
2 tsp caster sugar

Essential kit

You will need a blender.


If you’re using whole mangoes, remove the skin and the stone.

Put all the ingredients into a blender and mix together for about 2 minutes, until smooth. 

Serve immediately in a tall glass.

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