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Mango Lassi/Mango Smoothie

Posted: August 17, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Indian Food, Smoothie
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Recipe Yields: 2 Servings

Mango Lassi

Lassi(Pronounce Lah-see) is popular yogurt based drink which is almost like smoothie texture originated in the northern part of india.  Traditionally lassi is prepared by blending yogurt with salt and some spices. There is sweeter version of lassi as well but I like to make mango lassi often whenever I get fresh mangoes. Lassi is served chilled and its such a refreshing drink in hot summer days. My mom would make simple sweet version of lassi sometimes with nuts like pistachios, cashews and almonds.  It’s such an easy and quick drink to put together and enjoy without adding any calories.

Mango Lassi/Mango Smoothie

Mango Lassi/Mango Smoothie


So, here goes the recipe:


  • 1 1/2 cup fresh chopped mango
  • 1 cup low-fat yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup 2%  low-fat milk
  • dash of ground cardamom powder
  • 2 teaspoon  grated pistachios
  • 4 strands of saffron

Blend Mango pieces with milk and yogurt in a blender until completely puree. Add honey, cardamom powder and process until smooth. Garnish with grated pistachios and couple of strands of saffron and serve chilled.

Mango Lassi/Mango Smoothie

Mango Lassi/Mango Smoothie


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Spicy and sweet Tomato chutney

Posted: May 20, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Indian Food
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Spicy and sweet Tomato chutney

My mom used to make this chutney which is very simple and delicious.  Whenever there is ripen tomatoes lying in the fridge this recipe is perfect to make use of them. I usually serve this with any kind of stuffed paratha so that it balances the flavor with the spiciness of the paratha.

Sweet and Spicy Tomato chutney


  • 4 Tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 6 Tablespoon sugar( you can adjust the sweetness by your taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 2 dried red chillies

For garnish

  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds


  • Wash and roughly chopped the tomatoes.
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat, add cumin seeds and let it get brown.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and cook uncovered for about 5 minutes, as the quantity of tomatoes is reduced add sugar, salt, red chilli powder and stir well.
  • Cover the pan and cook for about 5 minutes more.
  • Meanwhile roast cumin seeds in another pan, just till you get the aroma of the spice.
  • Put the roasted cumin seeds on cutting board and with the help of rolling-pin roughly crush them.
  • Sprinkle the roasted powdered cumin seeds on the tomato chutney.