Thick, creamy, nutty and fruity Pista Mango Lassi is delightfully delicious. Made with just 5-ingredients and in 5-minutes this pistachio mango lassi is bliss! Chilled pista mango lassi is hydrating and refreshing on a summer day.
About The Recipe
Pista mango lassi flavoured with cardamom is yogurt (curd) based Indian style smoothie. Lassi made with mango and pistachio is thick and creamy. Yogurt and mango make an extremely delicious pair.
Cardamom and pistachio add flavour and taste to this lassi. You can find many variations of mango lassi in juice shops.
When mangoes are in season, I make this lassi almost every day. If you find good sweet mangoes, then the taste of this lassi is next level.
Ingredients To Make Pista Mango Lassi
Mango: You can use fresh mango pieces or pulp or juice. I love the flavour and taste of Imam Pasand mangoes. So, I use them a lot in sweet recipe. If Imam Pasand (Himayat) mangoes are not available you can use Banganpalli, Alphonso, Dashehari, etc. Use ripe mango to bring natural sweetness in lassi. You can even use store bought mango pulp or concentrate to make lassi.
Mango Pieces: Peel the mango and wash it with drinking water. Pat dry and cut into cubes by making crisscross pattern on mango. Grind along with curd and other ingredients to make lassi
Mango Pulp: Grind the mango pieces until smooth and use it.
Mango Juice: Pulse mango pieces by adding little water. Pulp will be thick and juice will be thin. If using mango juice, then adjust water accordingly. I usually do not add water to lassi if I am using mango juice.
Curd: I used homemade curd. Thick and creamy curd is used to make lassi. Curd is whisked until frothy and then mango pulp is added to it.
Cardamom Powder: Cardamom powder in lassi brings aroma and taste. I usually crush the cardamom pods and add them to lassi while whisking. You can use cardamom powder as a garnish too.
Pistachio: Mango and pistachio complement each other perfectly. I used unsalted pistachio. Pista brings nutty flavour in the drink. I love to add finely chopped pista on top of lassi as a garnish. Instead of pista you can use almonds too.
Sugar: Adding sugar is completely optional. You can use honey instead of sugar.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Make This Vegan?
To make vegan pistachio mango lassi, substitute dairy yogurt with non-dairy yogurt like epigamia coconut curd or any nut milk curd. There is variation in taste when lassi is made with non-dairy curd.
Can I Make This Low-Fat?
Use low-fat or skimmed milk curd instead of full cream curd.
I love vibrant color and soulful taste of pistachios. When added to a recipe, they impart awesome texture and lift the spirit of the recipe. As mangoes are full in season, I thought of giving a pistachio twist to my mango lassi and moreover making my lil’M eat dry fruits is a herculean task. So, grinding and adding to a drink or cake is an easy way to supply the required nutrients to my little darling. Chilled Pista Mango Lassi is creamy, nutty and mangolicious summer drink. Do give this a try!
Quick Pistachio Mango Lassi Recipe
In a blender add beaten curd, chilled mango juice, cardamom powder, sugar and finely chopped pistachio. Blend until frothy.
Pour in serving glasses and garnish with cardamom powder or chopped pista and serve immediately.
- 2 cups of Mango Pieces
- 2½ cups of plain Curd, I used homemade low fat curd
- 2 tbsp. Sugar, adjust accordingly
- ½ Cardamom powder
- 1½ cups of chilled water
- 15 Pistachios soaked and finely chopped
- ½ tbsp. Pistachio, roughly chopped for garnish
How To Make Pista Mango Lassi Recipe
- Puree the mango pieces by adding sugar. Now add curd and chopped pistachio. Blend till smooth.
- Take this into a jar and stir in water. Whizz again and serve chilled by garnishing with roughly chopped pistachios.
- Add love to make this Pista Mango Lassi taste ‘Yummy’.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 132mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 2gSugar: 29gProtein: 10g