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Mango lassis are commonly served at Indian restaurants, but their thick consistency and sweet flavor can be like drinking a milk shake with your meal. This savory and refreshing version of the yogurt drink from Chef Susan Feniger of Street restaurant (now closed) in Los Angeles is flavored with fresh mint and cumin, and lightened by the addition of sparkling water.
What to buy: Indian black salt, also known as kala namak, is a sulfurous-tasting salt used in Indian and Pakistani cuisine. It’s actually not black, but a brownish pink when whole and light purple or pink when ground. You can find it at Indian grocery stores or online.