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This week I have been in Florida at a conference and far away from the kitchen. Even though I’m away, I want to share a quick and easy recipe with you. This recipe is actually included in a post from a few months ago about how to roast green chiles, but I want to repost so it is easier to come upon.
Mango Lassi (luhsee) is a favorite Indian beverage, usually made with fresh mango, homemade yogurt, a little water or milk, perhaps a dash of cardamom powder, and sweetener. Some folks might call it a yogurt-mango smoothie. I’ve discovered that adding a piece of roasted green chile or a couple pinches of red chili powder gives the lassi a very lovely kick of flavor and heat. Traditionally, the lassi would be poured over ice. For a thicker, slushier beverage blend ice with the mango and yogurt and/or ice.
Feel free to play with proportions…. using equal amounts of yogurt and mango, more mango than yogurt, etc. All delicious!
Green Chile Mango Lassi
Yield: 1 serving
For best results, be sure all ingredients are cold (or serve over ice).
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 cup fresh or frozen ripe mango cubes (1 small/medium ripe mango)
1/2 inch piece roasted jalapeno or dash of red chili powder
squeeze of lemon
honey to taste
water or milk (if desired for thinner consistency)
Place all ingredients in blender jar and blend until nice and smooth. Pour over ice into a glass. For a thicker, slushier result, use frozen mango and/or add some ice to blender. Garnish with a fresh mint leaves.