Mango Lassi: The Relishing Drink To Make The Summers Soothing
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Lassis are very common and one of the most famous drinks during summers. This drink is found in all the corners of the country and is just loved by everyone, from the kids to the olds of the family. The ice cubes added to this drink just satisfy the thirsty tongue during summers, resulting in satisfaction to the soul. A glass of sweet, malai lassi is enough to quench the thirst of the people thrashed by the heatwaves. Lassis are made with ingredients like curd, full cream, perfect balance of sugar, garnished with dry fruits and  a dash of cardamom powder to enhance the taste. Apart from the normal lassi, mango lassis are like cherry on the cake, with both the goodness of  sweet mangoes and refreshing curd. 

Lassi belongs to the Indian Subcontinent and is believed to have been a popular drink in the Punjab region. The states of Punjab and Haryan are the most milk producing states and hence consumption of milk and dairy products also is high as compared to the other states. They are known with different names like Laasi, Lachhi, Taak, Chhah, etc. It is also called to be ‘an ancient smoothie’, in fact the first yoghurt smoothie known in the world. The concept originated around 1000 BC and started with fine fruits and seasonings. It consists of Ayurvedic healing properties and provides a soothing effect to both the stomach and the mind. 

Health Benefits of Mangoes

Mangoes are known to be the ‘King of Fruits’ and people eagerly wait for the summer season to have mangoes. There are varieties of mangoes available all over the country. Alphonso (Hapus) and Malda top the category, apart from these two, there are Dashehari, Chausa, Himsagar, Kesar, Badami, Safeda and many others. Mangoes are not just great in taste but also hold many health benefits. They are a rich source of magnesium and potassium, these two elements are helpful in maintaining the blood pressure and pulse rate. This fruit is packed with immune-boosting nutrients and is low in calories. Mango contains high polyphenols which are meant to have anticancer properties. It also contains digestive enzymes named amylase which helps in breaking down large food molecules, hence improving digestion problems, and the magnesium and potassium serves as good for the heart. It is versatile and can be easily added to the diet in the form of smoothies, shakes, salsa, pickles, jams and what not.

Mango lassi/

1. 3 Mangoes cut in cubes

2. 1 Cup  Fresh Curd

3. 4 Tbsp Sugar

4. Dry Fruits for garnishing (Sliced Almonds, Cashew Nuts, Pistas)

Method Of Preparation:

1. Blend the mango cubes in a blending jar and make its puree

2. Now add curd, sugar and 10-12 ice cubes to the jar, blend it all together

3. Pour out the lassi in a big glass

4. Garnish it with dry fruits of your choice

5. Voila! The lassi is here to be served, enjoy

This recipe of Mango Lassi is a convenient drink to welcome the guests during summers. This recipe is loved by the children and could be easily made at home.