Mango is one of my favourite fruit of all time and was pretty gutted not to be able to visit Ratnagiri when I was in India. It is home to Alphonso mangoes, named after the first Duke of Goa, Afonso de Albuquerque. It is one of the best mangoes in terms of flavour and sweetness but some people seem to think different. Too bad I won’t be able to tell you the verdict since I was unable to try it but so far, the best mango I have had are the Pakistani mangoes. I was given these Pakistani mangoes from a lovely Indian man when I was volunteering to help out at the Sunday Kitchen for the homeless.
For now, using just normal mangoes, I made mango lassi inspired from my trip. Recipes below.
MANGO LASSI RECIPE
- 1 large mango (skinned, deseeded and chopped)
- 180g plain yogurt
- 2 tbs sugar
- 1/2 cup milk or water
- chopped toasted nuts to garnish (optional)
- Mix the chopped mangoes, yogurt, sugar and milk into a blender.
- Blend until combine and smooth.
- Pour the lassi into glasses, top with some chopped nuts and serve.