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Buttermilk Lassi

photo by Lynne Calamia
Although I've never personally been to the Indian subcontinent, I'm a huge fan on the various dairy-based beverages that go by the name "lassi." Most include yogurt and fruit of some type.
My favorite homemade version is built instead on buttermilk, which I always seem to have left over from biscuit-making, and mangoes, whose funky terpene flavors (kinda like pinesap) balance the buttermilk's acidic snap.
This recipe first appeared in EveryDayCook.
ACTIVE TIME: 5 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 5 minutes
Yield: 2 servings

Software

  • 12 ounces cubed mangoes, from 2 large specimens
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon chile powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Specialized Hardware

  • Blender

Procedure

  • Combine the mangoes, buttermilk, ginger, chile powder, and salt in a blender. Puree until smooth. Serve immediately.