Healthy and Refreshing Mango Yogurt Dessert

It’s mango season here in India, and you have to see the feasting to believe it! Vendors are pushing their carts all over Delhi, carryingheaps of bright yellow mangoes. Children are delving into creamy mango ice cream, and even the toothless elderly can’t get enough of the succulent pulp.

Mangoes come laden with much more than their incredible sweet juicy taste. They offer an amazing array of health benefits: According to Ayurvedic healers, the reason mangoes flourish in summer is because they have such powerful cooling properties, guarding our doshabalance, keeping the digestive system healthy and protecting us from sun damage.

Here is my favorite mango recipe. Even as you read this, thousands of households across India are busy preparing and enjoying this summer treat.


What You Need:

8 ounces plain yogurt, preferably home made and fresh

1 big ripe mango

a pinch of saffron (optional)

2 heaped teaspoons sugar (less if the mango is really sweet)

1/4 teaspoon powdered cardamom

What You Do:

Pour the yogurt and saffron strands into a muslin cloth and tie up the cloth into a firm knot.

Let the whey drip off the yogurt into a vessel placed underneath. This should take a couple of hours.

Once you have the creamy yogurt solids in the cloth, scoop it into a bowl, cover and refrigerate.

Peel, chop and blend the mango pulp with the sugar until smooth. Place it in a bowl and let cool in the refrigerator for an hour or so.

Nowmix the mango with the yogurt. Sprinkle cardamom powder on top, and serve chilled.

I like to sprinkle a few slices of fresh mango on top for extra texture and flavor.


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Vincent T
Past Member about a year ago

Looks great. Thanks.

Elena Poensgen
Elena Poensgenabout a year ago

Thank you

Holly Windle
Holly Windleabout a year ago

Hey, what about the saffron-infused whey that drips out of that yogurt? Use it in pancakes? Add it to a mango lassi?

Jeff S.
Jeff Sabout a year ago


Sonia Minwer Barakat Requ

Sounds good thanks for sharing

Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne R1 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Siyus Copetallus
Siyus C2 years ago

Thanks so much for sharing!

Elena Poensgen
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you

Donna Davis
Donna Davis2 years ago


Angela K.
Angela K2 years ago

Thank you