Mango or Melon Lassi

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Recipe for Mango or Melon Lassi. Similar to a fruit smoothie, though East Indian in origin and seasoning, mango or melon lassi makes a superb breakfast drink.


  • 1 cup chopped ripe mango (about 1 mango)
  • OR
  • 1 cup chopped cantaloupe, watermelon, or honeydew
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 4 to 6 ice cubes
  • sugar and ground cardamom to taste
  • chopped pistachios or slivered almonds for garnish


  1. Puree until smooth. Check the flavor and add sugar and more cardamon if needed. If practical, refrigerate the lassi for an hour or longer before serving. Pour into tall glasses and sprinkle with chopped nuts if you wish.