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Antioxidant, fibre-rich, sweet and juicy mango, considered the ‘king of fruits’, is the most beloved fruit to us at home. Can you imagine yourself sitting under the shade of a tree on a hot sultry day sipping a glass of chilled mango lassi? Its pure bliss! The essence of this enticing wonder, Aam ki lassi, adds a breath of freshness and its delightful sweetness enlivens our palate craving for more.

Ripe mangoes from our backyard gardenMango Lassi
 

Aam Ki Lassi Recipe

Preparation: 5-6 mts

Serves 4-5 persons

Ingredients:

 

1 1/2 cups ripe mango cubes

1 cup curd/yogurt

1 tbsp sugar or 2 tbsps honey (adjust according to the sweetness of mango)

1/2 cup water (add more water for a thinner consistency)

1/2 cup crushed ice cubes

mint leaves for garnish (optional)

1 Whip the above ingredients in a blender for a little less than a minute. Adjust the consistency of the smoothie according to the variety of mango used. If its a juicy variety, it will yield a thicker smoothie. Add more water and adjust sugar accordingly, for a thinner consistency lassi.
2Serve chilled, garnish with mint leaves.

Another very popular, warm weather quencher is, Mango milk shake. Prepared with minimum effort, it serves as a lazy summer meal or brunch and sure rejuvenates me on a hot day. With a strong mango flavor and undertones of cinnamom, its cool, refreshing and low on calories.:)

Mango Milk Shake Recipe

Preparation: 5-6 mts

Serves 4-5 persons

Ingredients:

2 cups ripe mango cubes

1/2 lt low fat milk

1 1/2 tbsps sugar (adjust)

pinch of cardamom pwd (optional)

1/2 cup crushed ice cubes

1 Blend the mango pulp along with a cup of milk for 15-20 seconds.
2 Add the remaining milk, sugar, cardamom pwd and crushed ice and blend for another 30 seconds and serve chilled.

Mango Milk Shake
Mango milk shake

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