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How to make lassi

Updated on April 10, 2016

Lassi is an Indian yoghurt based drink rather like a smoothie.

There are two types of lassi, sweet or salty.

Salty lassi comprises of yoghurt, milk and couple pinches of salt.

While sweet lassi is my personal favourite which can be sweetened with various fruits and sugar.

Please see below my favourite Lassi recipes, and remember you can add or minus a few ingredients and let me know how you get on!

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Mango Lassi

Creamy, fruity and sweet one that the kids will love

To make Mango lassi you will need:

3 cups Plain smooth yoghurt

1 cup milk

1 tin of mango pulp or 2 x mangos peeled and cut into chunks

couple of tbsp of sugar or to taste

There is only one step to making a lassi once ingredients are prepared whack all the ingredients into a food processor and blitz till smooth. Simple.

Serve chilled. Goes well after a curry to finish of a meal or a refreshing hit on a hot summers day.

**Made too much? why not freeze them in ice lolly moulds so you can enjoy them later, healthy treat and one the kids will love.****

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Banana Lassi

Creamy and refreshing

2 Ripe Bananas

2 Cups plain smooth yoghurt

2 Cups Milk

1/4 tsp Cardamom powder (optional)

1 Handful of Ice cubes

Add all ingredients to blender and blitz.

Serve immediately.

Please note: Banana tends to discolour if left to sit for few hours so prepare when needed.

Banana and Avocado Lassi

This is one yummy lassi

1 Ripe Banana

1 Ripe Avocado

3 Cups Milk

2 Cups Plain Smooth Yoghurt

1. Same as above just put everything into a blender and whizz till smooth. I find that the banana has enough natural sweetness that you don't need to add sugar but my husband who has a sweet tooth always adds few tablespoons when he makes it so again add sugar to individual tastes.

Mint Lassi

One zingy refreshing drink

2 Cups Smooth plain yoghurt

2 Cups Milk

2 tsp Mint sauce or fresh mint leaves

1 handful of ice cubes

Salt to taste.

1. Yes you've guessed it drop them all in a blender, blitz till smooth and serve chilled.

You can adapt the above recipes and use any kind of fruit you fancy. Experiment and enjoy!

Check out this lassi video

Easy to follow video on Lassi

Lassi to the rescue - Have you tried it yet?

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    • rajan jolly profile image

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Nice recipes but I need to mention here that Indian lassi is always made with water not milk.

      The recipes do look interesting.

    • KellydeBorda profile image


      6 years ago

      I like to put the cut up fruit in advance, then freeze it in little storage containers. When i'm ready, I just put the frozen fruit in the blender with my yogurt and milk.

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      Michael Shepherd 

      6 years ago from Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland

      I saw this link on a rhubarb lens so I am going to dry a rhubarb lassi.


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      6 years ago

      Looks like a very refreshing drink!

    • chezchazz profile image


      6 years ago from New York

      Mango Lassi is my #1 choice for a hot summer afternoon refresher -- especially after a day of intense gardening. I keep frozen mango in the freezer for just such occasions.

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      7 years ago

      These sound delightful. I think I would like to try making one.

    • rlivermore profile image


      8 years ago

      I love lassi, especially mango lassi.

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      Anthony Godinho 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Lassi is yummy and when I was down in Goa, Lassi was one of my favourite drinks...very refreshing and healthy!

    • Enigmaa8 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      @emmaklarkins: Yep they're so yummy you'd think they would be bad for you but they're not, so enjoy unashamedly ! Thank you for the blessing :)

    • Enigmaa8 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      @Ramkitten2000: You can rekindle those great memories of Nepal with a Mango Lassi :)

    • Enigmaa8 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      @LizMac60: Exactly that's why I love it, you don't need to be a cook to make lassi made in minutes at a press of a button :)

    • emmaklarkins profile image


      8 years ago

      These look delicious, and healthy too! I bet real Indian yogurt is better than the stuff you find here, though. Blessed by a Squidoo Angel!

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      Liz Mackay 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      I'm not much of a cook, but I think I would enjoy these.

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      Deb Kingsbury 

      8 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I had this a few times in Nepal. Mango to be specific. It was really good!


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