By love4culinary on May 28, 2003
Photo by **Tinkerbell**
Photo by **Tinkerbell**
"This is very refreshing, and delicious made with the Mango or Banana."
Serving Size: 1 (278 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"You know this might sound really weird to you and/or whoever reads this review, but when I took the first sip of this, I felt like I was sailing on the Titanic and really enjoying myself! Haha! Today is a very auspicious day for us. It's what we call 'Shani Jayanti'(its the day of the God of the planet Saturn!) and I was fasting all day. I broke my fast with a glass of this drink at 6pm and I feel so refreshed, gosh, I feel like a queen! What a beautiful drink this is!! I did use only milk(and not yogurt)as I am trying of late not to mix the two together. You know, what I loved best about this is adding 'rose water' in this recipe. I don't remember doing this ever. But, in this drink, what I REALLY LOVED is the individual taste of the rose water. The sliced and toasted almonds also made this really presentable and even more appealing! I can't thank you enough for a really refreshing drink! Thank you sooooooo much. I'll be making this again and again and again until the market runs out of mangoes! ;)"
"I just love this drink! Instead of ice cubes I used frozen fruit(strawberry`s and melons) I did make it with a fresh mango. I skipped the milk and used just yogurt and water. "
"I prepared the lassi as the recipe outlined with one exception, I omitted the almonds. The result was something that tasted like soap water with a hint of mango and rose. If I were to use this recipe again, I will a very small fraction of the rose water, omit the ice water and add sugar. Perhaps it is because we are not familiar with the taste of rose water, but my wife, son, and I found this recipe inedible."
"4 1/2 stars. Although my mother and father raved about it I thought it was just OK. I made the banana version and since my bananas were not properly ripe (brown tip/brown spots) I did add some white sugar to sweeten it some more. Like another reviewer I only used ice cold water, I freshly ground cardamom in my mortar and pestle but still did not taste it that much, maybe I estimated the quantity wrong though. I used Iranian rose water (superior to Indian etc. in my opinion). I liked the toasted almond garnish but make sure to toast them beforehand or they will be sizzling hot on top!"
"Absolutely enjoyed everything about this beverage, & it was a nice change from the smoothies I so often make (& enjoy, I admit)! The flavor combo of banana & mango was very satisfying! Thanks for sharing it! [Made & reviewed in India ~ More than just Curries tag]"
"I made this as an early afternoon snack for DD (3) today. I used one mango, one banana, no almonds & cut the recipe in half. There was plenty for me to taste & for DH to have a glass as well. They both really enjoyed it. I liked it & I don't drink milk, so that was a nice surprise! I loved the rose water & the fresh mango together. Delish! Thanks for posting love4culinary! Made & reviewed for the India - More than just Curries Tag Game. http://www.recipezaar.com/bb/viewtopic.zsp?t=328026&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0"
"Tastes just like the ones we had in the local Indian restaurant. Delicious and refreshing!"
"Although it wasn't the flavor I was expecting, it was refreshing. We found out it was not sweet enough, so we put a little sugar in. In the end the flavor of the rose water was a little on the strong side. This is still a good recipe, but not your usual lassi."
"I have just tried this drink. I made half of the recipe, using all of the ingredients and proportions. However, I used 220 g frozen, rather than fresh mango. I suspect that either the flavor of the mango was not as good as a well-ripened fresh one would have been, or that I misjudged the amount. For this reason I am not assigning stars. Anyway, the mango flavor was weak. What I mainly tasted was the cardamom and rose water. I also found the drink a little too sour for my taste. This is simply a record of my experience, and is not meant to reflect either on the recipe, itself, or the other reviews. "
"A rich and satisfying drink to either finish a meal or begin the day. I used non-fat yogurt and low-fat milk because that is what I had. To offset that, I let the yogurt sit in a strainer for 20 minutes before mixing the drink. Choose mango this time and will try banana soon. I initially made it without the rosewater then added it in, just to see the difference. The small addition of one ingredient truly transformed the lassi and makes it well worth finding some. Just wasn't the same without it. "
"Oh, this was lovely. I had it as a breakfast and it was a great way to wake up in the morning. I wasn't able to use the rose water since my little guy got into it but I definately plan on making this again. "
"A wonderful blend of flavours, though unfortunately I was not able to include rosewater because I didn’t have any. But still just SO delicious! I made just a quarter portion, and I included half a dozen almonds and half a dozen pistachios in what I put in the blender. Creamy! And SO flavoursome: mangoes and bananas go so well together."
"This really IS refreshing. It doesn't have the sweetness of many summer drinks and just does a great job of clearing the palate. I think my bananas probably needed to be a bit more ripe...and I regret that I didn't have any rose water after readinc Charisma's review. I would have liked to try it that way."
"I love mango lassi & thoroughly enjoyed your recipe! Turns out, DH hates cardamom *rolling eyes*. Oh well, 5 y.o. & I loved it!! It will be even better next time when the mangoes I choose will be better. *sigh* Thanks!!"
"Hey there! I made this tonite but used only 2 bananas..I do agree with the others when I say this is a very refreshing drink! When I make my favorite indian dish, butter chicken, I will have to serve this with it! Thanks again! "
"I agree with Charishma, the rose water is a new twist. Mango lassi is great on a hot summer day. Sure beats a smoothie any time. Thanks."
"Just saw that I didnt' put any stars when I first reviewed it. Sorry! We loved this and will definitely make it again when we get mangoes from India next year.."
"Absolutely delicious! I used both mango and banana...but left out the almonds since I didn't have any. I had this drink 2 days in a row and throughly enjoyed it. Thanks for submitting."
"Absolutely delicious! I halved the recipe and used half a bannana and about 1 cup frozen peaches. instead of the milk i used light coconut milk, this made it very delicious and exotic tasting, especially with the rose water and cardamon. It was not too sweet, which I really enjoyed. Very healthy and refreshing!"
"Delicious! I didn't have Cardamoms and forgot to add in the Rose Water but it is a keeper! The next time I make this, I'll use the orange fleshed mangoes and not the yellow fleshed ones. Mmmm.... I can taste it now! Thanks for posting this!"