14 July 2013

Mango Lassi with Cardamom and Cinnamon


I just couldn't resist!

It was futile!

I was too weak!

Tesco were offering me 3 boxes of Pakistan Mangoes for £10 with between 5 and 6 mangoes per box. I hope the offer will last for a while, because the mangoes certainly aren't.

They are sweet, juicy and utterly lush!

So far I have eaten them raw, made smoothies and this lassi, which is sensational thanks to the spices. I also plan to make some jam and chutney.

I feel a slight panic at the thought of not getting any more of these sumptuous, exotic globes. I think I might have a slight dependency issue.


Traditionally mango lassi is spiced with cardamom seeds, but I also added some freshly grated cinnamon which is an inspired addition if I do say so myself.

It also gave me a chance to try out my new cinnamon grater and fresh cinnamon sticks from Cinnamon Hill. I used fresh Ceylon cinnamon from Sri Lanka.

Cinnamon Hill sell boxes of fresh Ceylon and Saigon Cinnamon along with the most stylish graters. Each of the cinnamon sticks is individually wrapped to keep them fresh and the difference in flavour to the ground ginger that comes in a jar is amazing.

I am going a bit cinnamon crazy at the moment and grating some over everything.




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Mango Lassi with Cardamom and Cinnamon
A spicy, yet refreshing Summer drink with the sweet flavour of mango.
Ingredients
  • 1 large ripe mango
  • 180g Total Greek Yoghurt
  • 200ml milk
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • a good grinding of cinnamon
Instructions
1. Remove the fresh from your mango. Lakeland sell a good tool to simplify this process.2. Crush the cardamom pods between your fingers and remove the seeds.3. Add all the ingredients, except for the cinnamon to a blender and whizz until smooth. You may add ice, if your blender is powerful enough,4. Serve in glasses. Grate cinnamon over each lassi before serving.5. Enjoy!
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Yield: Serves 2



I am linking this up to a new event. Fiona's Fabulous First Fridays.

Fiona had the idea that we all link up ONE post that we have done in the last month that is special or significant, or one that is particularly good, so we’ll have an amazing set of posts to read.  

This is one of my favourite July posts. Adding cardamom and cimmamon to a mango lassi was a revelation!






Disclosure: I was sent some cinnamon and a grater to review. I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own. I have mentioned a Lakeland product and Total Greek Yoghurt because they are favourites, I was not sponsored to do so.

23 comments:

  1. Sounds refreshing Jacqueline.

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  2. Oh I adore lassi but have never had a go at making my own. I'm inspired!

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    1. You should they are so easy and the flavour is amazing!

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  3. Lovely - definitely look forward to trying this - also seeing your chutney/jam recipes :-)

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    1. I may do a new jam recipe, but probably make the mango chutney in my recipe index.

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  4. Yummy! Love the bargains you snaffled at Tesco too, way to go!
    Janie x

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    1. I know, I hope they are still selling them I am loving mango right now.

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  5. Oh, I so want a cinnamon grater! I love the combination of the spices you have used :)

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    1. It's a fab grater and so nice to grate if freshly into a dish. What a difference in flavour.

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  6. I could do with one of these..with the ice of course...right now. Can't believe the weather we are having! Hope you are well

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    1. The weather is great. Long may it last!

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  7. So refreshing, Jacqueline! Can't wait for the chutney recipe!

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    1. Ahhhh, well I am using the one from my index in the right hand panel.

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  8. I always love a good mango lassi. Adding cinnamon to it sounds like a great combination, which I still have to try.

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  9. Love the idea of adding spices. The Alphonso mango season from Pakistan and India is so fleeting but well worth waiting for. Lovely to meet you at FBC

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    1. It is way too fleeting a season. It was lovey to meet you too, although we really didn't get the chance to chat.

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  10. I love mango lassi. Lassi is def. on the brain this month with Muslims fasting for Ramadan. My mothers been making the plain original sweet and salty version. I've made a strawberry one yesterday and today a rhubarb one that I will post tomorrow, maybe. Hope your well.

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    1. Oh I do love your variations Shaheen. Not the salty one though.

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  11. I tried commenting on this earlier in the week on my Kindle, but I don't think your site likes Kindles! Anyway, I LOVE lassis, usually the salty buttermilk kind, but - on your tip - I have bought a box of alphonse mangos from Tesco and they are ripening for a lassi-making blitz this weekend. Lovely flavours. I'm looking forward to this!

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    1. Oh that isn't good. I hope there isn't a problem with my blog. Do try the lassi, it is really sensational!

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  12. thanks for linking up jac, this is lovely! And, it IS one I missed!!!

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I love reading comments, so thank you for taking the time to leave one. Unfortunately, I'm bombarded with spam, so I've turned on comment moderation. I'll publish your comments as soon as I can and respond to them. Don't panic, they will disappear when you hit publish. Jac x