Lassi is exactly the sort of drink that the palate calls for during the sensory assault of an Indian feast. It’s a spiced drink made with thinned yoghurt, with savoury and sweet varieties being served before, during or after the main meal. One of the most popular ones is a sweet lassi or Mattha, flavoured with mango – a recipe which is perhaps more internationally popular than it is in India itself.

You will need:
2 mangos with
1teaspoon dried rose petals
10 mint leaves
1/4 teaspoon black cardamom
8 ice cubes
Half a lime
300g plain natural yoghurt

For the Lassi:
Add the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth (add more water or yoghurt to reach the desired consistency)