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Old 05-20-2009, 09:58 AM   #11
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Toots we never add rose water to mango lassi or any lassi for that matter. Just wanted to pass that along.

There are two types of lassi's and I have had some untraditional ones in India which I thought were pretty darn good.

- Mango Lassi - Just mangoes (fresh or pulp), sugar and some good quality plain yogurt along with some milk or water
- Plain Lassi - Yogurt, Sugar and Water. In a traditional lassi we add something called "malai" (it's basically cream that floats on the top when you heat and then cool full fat milk). It's the most traditional form of lassi
- I have had lassi in India which is flavored with cardamom and saffron. Pretty darn good
- I have also had lassi that is not sweet which is also pretty traditional in some parts. You add tiny bit of sugar but also salt, ground cumin and ground black pepper

So these are it, that does not mean you cannot add rose water or be creative with your recipes but it's not very traditional and the flavor of the mango is so strong and the flavor of rose so subtle that you would be wasting the rose water. Use it in kheer instead (an Indian style rice pudding).
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Old 05-20-2009, 10:26 AM   #12
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Mango is considered as king of fruit in India.

This is the season of mango. Here is a ripe mango
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Mango leaf is considered sacred in India.
I enjoy mangoes when I travel to places where they grow. Sadly, however, the ones that are shipped to US are picked green and gassed to travel. Imho, they never really ripen properly, and always have an "off" taste to me (maybe from the gasses, I don't know). Anyway, I don't like them here.

If we have a "King of Fruit" in US, I am sure it would be the apple. but there isn't one.
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:53 PM   #13
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Our friend grows the most wonderful mangoes, I am making Mile High Mango Pie for Memorial Day.
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:33 PM   #14
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I have never had a mango. I love mango flavored drinks. I will have to try one!!
YOu must be kidding, right? How can you not have mango? Ok, I understand if I had said that, there were no fruits or vegitables in russia outsiode of the country, well sometimes maybe bananas. But here int he states everything is available.

I need to start the thread about that kind of thing.
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Old 05-20-2009, 03:58 PM   #15
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I enjoy mangoes when I travel to places where they grow. Sadly, however, the ones that are shipped to US are picked green and gassed to travel. Imho, they never really ripen properly, and always have an "off" taste to me (maybe from the gasses, I don't know). Anyway, I don't like them here.

If we have a "King of Fruit" in US, I am sure it would be the apple. but there isn't one.
Well, even apples, unles picked localy, do not taste good, as well as all other fruits and vegetables. I guess that is the price of having everything practically year around.

I love home grown stuff.
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Old 05-20-2009, 08:40 PM   #16
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Thanks for the info re: rosewater - maybe it is cardamom in the mango lassie that I get at our local Indian restaurant. Theirs also tastes very tangy/yogurty. It is so yummy......
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Old 05-20-2009, 08:42 PM   #17
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Our friend grows the most wonderful mangoes, I am making Mile High Mango Pie for Memorial Day.
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Oh boy, I'd love that recipe.
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