A lassi is a traditional Indian beverage created by blending yogurt, spices, and, in this case, fruit together to create a cool and refreshing drink perfect to pair with a spicy dish! This potable can be made quickly and keeps in the refrigerator for up to one day. For a twist on the original recipe, this drinkable calls for strawberry yogurt.

Ingredients (makes about 1 cup)

  • 1/2 cup strawberry yogurt*
  • ¼ cup milk of choice
  • ½ cup very ripe mangos, frozen chopped mango, or canned mango pulp
  • Optional: dash of cardamom

*plain or other fruit-flavored yogurt can be substituted


1. Dice ripened mango into small, square pieces.

2. Add ripened mango pieces to a pitcher or blender, combining with ½ cup of strawberry yogurt, and ¼ cup milk or milk substitute of choice.

3. Combine ingredients together in a blender or in a pitcher using an immersion blender until smooth.

4. Sprinkle with a pinch of cardamom, if desired. Serve immediately or place in the refrigerator for up to one day.