Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Mango Lassi ‪#‎thebookclubcookbookCC

Today is my first post for a year long group celebrating reading and cooking. Each month a new book will be chosen from The Book Club Cook Book, a cook book that has recipes from many popular recent and older novels. The goal of this club is to pick a book a month and either make the recipe from The Book Club Cook Book or another recipe inspired by the novel. 

If you are interested in join see this post from Camilla, our leader.  There is a giveaway at the bottom of this post for The Book Club Cook Book.

The book for July is Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri.  The book is a compilation of short stories looking at individuals upholding Indian traditions and culture in a different culture.  As for the food the book provided two recipes, a Mango Lassi and Hard Boiled Egg Curry in Mustard Sauce. I am all for a good curry but one of my favorite treats when eating in Indian restaurants is a Mango Lassi.

Mango Lassi
reproduced with permission
developed by Shikha Kapoor for Masala Art
  • 3/4 C plain yogurt
  • 1-1/4 C cold water
  • 1 C prepared mango pulp
  • 1 T sugar
  • 8 ice cubes, crushed (approximately 3/4 C)
  • 1 t rosewater
  • crushed pistachios for garnish

1. In a blender, combine the yogurt, water, and mango pulp. Puree until smooth. Add the sugar and crushed ice cubes and blend again.

2. Add the rosewater and serve chilled in a tall glass with pistachios over the top, if desired.

And to kick-off the event, Camilla at Culinary Adventures with Camilla, this month's host, is giving away a copy of the book.* Enter to win a copy of the cookbook so you can join us in future months, if you wish!

One of our lucky readers - US and Canada only! - can enter to win a copy ofThe Book Club Cookbook, Revised Edition: Recipes and Food for Thought from Your Book Club's Favorite Books and Authorsby Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp, courtesy ofTarcher-Penguin.Giveaway runs from July 1st till July 31st at 6 o'clock PM, Pacific time. Please see terms and conditions in the rafflecopter widget below. Many thanks to Tarcher Books. You may find Tarcher: on the web, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on Pinterest.

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*Disclosure: Camilla received a complimentary copy ofThe Book Club Cookbook, Revised Edition: Recipes and Food for Thought from Your Book Club's Favorite Books and Authors by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp to use in this year-long project plus the opportunity to give a copy away. Opinions are our own. We received no further compensation for our posts.


  1. I think you were the only one to use the rosewater in the lassi. Looks lovely

    1. I snagged some at our local natural food store at the beginning of the month. Trying to think of other ways to use it.... cake frosting?

  2. I love your version. Thanks for sharing it.

  3. This looks so refreshing - I need to give a lassi a try.


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