In today’s garlic free post I’ll tell you about delicious Mango and Passion Fruit Lassi which, looking at this year’s summer weather forecasts, might become your best friend.
Lassi is an incredibly refreshing, yoghourt based drink, which originates from India. I had a chance to try it for the first time about 2 years ago during a trip on the Maharajas’ Express across North West India organised by my partner’s school friend Mark. It was a wonderful and unforgettable way to experience our week long adventure in India and I can honestly recommend it to anyone considering travelling to this mesmerizing country.
In the muggy heat of the Indian afternoon a small glass of super cold Lassi is literally like a cooling balm, which takes away the feeling of unbearable stuffiness which in that country seems to fill every inch of space around. The thickness and heaviness are replaced by a chill and freshness you want more of with the first sip before downing the rest in seconds.
Although traditional Lassi is a savoury blend of yoghourt, water and spices like roasted cumin or turmeric, the sweet versions with fruits and honey like in this mango and passion fruit Lassi recipe are also super popular. Except for the wonderful, slightly sweet taste that I’m sure even your kids will appreciate, mango and passion fruit Lassi is a genuinely healthy, natural drink, which does exactly what a cold drink should on a hot day.
Mango and passion fruit Lassi takes as long as skinning a mango and placing all ingredients in the blender before blitzing it until smooth. This lassi is naturally sweet, but a touch of honey deepens and rounds up the luscious flavour.
I LOVE the Mango and passion fruit Lassi, but you can replace the passion fruit with a banana, peach or 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon or 5-6 powdered cardamom seeds. Absolutely delightful!
- 1 ripe mango
- 2 passion fruit
- 2-3 tablespoons honey (or to taste)
- 1 cup creme fraiche
- 1 cup natural yoghourt
- Peel mango and place the flesh in a blender together with yoghourt, creme fraiche and honey. Carefully cut passion fruit in half trying not to lose any juice. If you don’t mind the seeds add the flesh and the seeds of the passion fruit into the blender, but if you do a fine colander will help you separate the seeds, which you can then discard.
- Blend your Lassi and serve very well chilled or with ice cubes.