There's something about Diwali that just calls for mango lassi. It’s like this sweet, sunny hug in a glass that pairs perfectly with all the festive lights and laughter. So, I blend up some ripe mangoes with creamy yogurt and milk, and let me tell you, it’s like a liquid sunbeam.
But the real magic? A couple of strands of saffron soaked in water for that touch of Diwali luxury, and a gentle whisper of cardamom powder to tie it all together.
Whipping up this mango lassi feels like I'm stirring a bit of the festival's joy right into the mix. It's not just about the flavors—it's about celebrating the warmth and the company of those we share it with. So here's to a Diwali that's as sweet and vibrant as a freshly poured glass of mango lassi. Cheers, and a very Happy Diwali to you all!
Mango Coarsely Diced, 1 or 120g
Green Cardamons, 3
Saffron, A Fat Pinch + More For Garnishing
Granulated Sugar, Pinch
Mortar & Pestle
Transfer mango, yogurt and milk to a blender.
Blitz until smooth.
Transfer to a serving glass.
The following steps are optional.
Grind cardamoms with a mortar and pestle until powder forms.
Discard the husks.
Add saffron and sugar.
Continue grinding until powder forms.
Add a splash of water and mix until well combined.
Top the mango lassi with the saffron mixture.
Garnish with a couple more saffron strands.