SHRIKHAND


Shrikhand is an Indian Sweet Dish made from strained yogurt.It is one of the famous desserts of Gujrati and Maharashtrian cuisine.This is a milk product and it takes some time to strain the water out of the yogurt,BUT it's worth the wait.The traditional way to make Shrikhand is to tie the yogurt in a piece of linen so that the liquid(whey) drains out and the yogurt becomes thick and creamy.Then sugar,cardamom powder,almonds,pistachios are added.The Shrikhand tastes best when it is served chilled.Now I am getting nostalgic....as kids,me and my little brother used to demand mom to make shrikhand and then we would keep a sharp eye on her,so that we are not cheated out of our rightful amount of this delectable dish.Then to top it off,we would take our own merry time enjoying every spoonful and our Dad having quickly finished his share would be left seeing us and waiting for seconds.Ha ha ha what a time.
The recipe I am sharing here is an easier(read quicker) way to make Shrikhand.
Ingredients
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup powdered sugar (adjust the quantity according to your taste)
3 tblsp greek yogurt or 1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
pinch of saffron
1 tblsp lukewarm milk
2 tblsp Mango pulp(optional-If you want to make mango shrikhand)
Almonds,Pistachios,Cashewnut pieces for garnish

Directions
1.Mix Saffron in lukewarm milk.
2.Mix Sour cream,sugar and yogurt and leave them for 15 minutes at room temperature so that the sugar dissolves.
3.Pass the sour cream-sugar-yogurt mix through a sieve so that you get a creamier texture.
4.Add cardamom powder and mango pulp.
5.Add saffron (mixed with lukewarm milk) to give the shrikhand a nice color.
6.Add the almonds,pistachios and cashewnuts and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
7.Serve chilled
'njoy!!!
Sending this to Akheela from Torview for her Supercool Cold Desserts Event.

6 comments:

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow, how rich and creamy !!! I love the color of it.

Deepti Sidana said...

Thanks Priya,Do try and let me know how it turns out.

Deepti Sidana said...

It is temptimg Mita.You cannot stop at one serving!!!

Mita said...

wow !!!! looks very tempting !!!

Torviewtoronto said...

I have never made this before this looks delicious and colourful
Thank you for the cool entry

Shanthi said...

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