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Green mango and saffron lassi shakes Recipe

Green mango and saffron lassi shakes Recipe

Green mango and saffron lassi shakes Recipe

A lassi is a refreshingly tangy drink made with yoghurt. This one, made with green mangoes, is different. Although lacking the ripe pineapple-honey mango aromas, it is fragrant with the luxurious honeysuckle of unripe mango and saffron reminiscent of Middle Eastern souks–one can imagine drinking this in gilded tents surrounded by rich treasures, served by a genie in a bottle.

Ingredients :

    • 2 unripe green mangoes (about 350 g/ 12 oz total), peeled, pitted and diced
    • 2 cups (500 ml) water
    • 100 g (1/2 cup) sugar
    • Salt, to taste
    • 2 cups (500 ml) chilled milk
    • 8–10 saffron threads, soaked in 2 tablespoons warm milk for 30 minutes, plus additional saffron threads, to garnish

Method :

    1. In a saucepan, bring the mango pieces and water to a simmer and cook over medium heat until the mango pulp softens, 2–3 minutes. Add the sugar and stir until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and process the mango mixture to a purée in a food processor. Strain the purée into a jug and stir in the salt to taste, then chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
    2. To serve, process the chilled milk, saffron milk mixture and chilled mango purée until well blended. Pour into individual serving glasses and garnish each one with a saffron thread.

Note: If you find the green mangoes too tart, adjust the taste by adding more sugar to the purée.

MAKES : 4 glasses
PREPARATION TIME : 10 mins + 4 hours to chill
COOKING TIME : 5 mins