Always a fan of the mango lassi, I was introduced to the traditional lassi or "salty lassi" by a friend and have never looked back. The salty lassi is a uniquely savory and cool drink that is the perfect complement to food. It's best to use whole milk yogurt, or barring that, I've found 1/2 Greek yogurt and 1/2 nonfat or lowfat yogurt also achieves a similar effect.
1 cup of plain yogurt (whole milk yogurt is best)
3/4 cup of cold water
several ice cubes
generous pinch of salt
dash of pepper
1/2 tsp cumin seeds, ground
fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
Put the ice in a blender and grind until fine. Add the yogurt and water and blend for 30 seconds.
Add the rest of the spices and blend again - garnish with mint and serve cold.