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A sweet and creamy dessert made with curd, flavored with saffron and nuts.

Shrikhand is a traditional Indian dessert / sweet made with hung curd during festivals and special occasions.

A classic curd based dessert with saffron, cardamom and nuts, it comes in numerous, regional variations, most notably, Mango and Kesar varieties.

Popular in Gujarat and Maharashtra, it is a common sweet made during Janmashtami and Ganesh Chaturthi.

Also called as Matho, it is best served chilled and is a def. hit with adults and kids alike.



For Mango variations, add mango pulp or puree 1 ripe mango in the mixer and add to the mixture.

Instead of plain curd, you can use Greek Yogurt. If you do use Greek Yogurt, you can skip the first step.

5 from 2 votes

Shrikhand Recipe

A sweet and creamy dessert made with curd, flavored with saffron and nuts.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Gujarati, Indian, Maharashtrian
Keyword: Matho

Ingredients for Shrikhand

  • 400 g Curd
  • 250 g Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • few Saffron Strands mixed with 2 tsp warm milk

To Garnish

  • few Almonds chopped
  • few Pistachios chopped

How to make Shrikhand

  • Hang the curd in a muslin cloth for couple of hours or until all liquid has drained.
  • Mix the curd and sugar in a large bowl.
  • Blend well until smooth.
  • Add cardamom powder and saffron strands.
  • Mix gently.
  • Garnish with with almonds and pistachios.
  • Keep it in the fridge for 2 to 3 hours.
  • Serve chilled.


For Mango Shrikhand, peel the skin of 1 ripe mango, puree the flesh and add to the mixture at step #2. You can also garnish with chopped mangoes.


Andy May 10, 2021 - 8:46 am

If you use Greek yogurt, do you still have to hang the curd?

Praveen Kumar May 10, 2021 - 11:33 am

No. You do not have to.

Vijayluxmi Naidoo May 7, 2021 - 9:21 am

Love all ull recipe’s thx u for share

Rosemarie deguzman frac March 12, 2019 - 3:10 am

Nice you’re recipe I will try to cook and tastes

niraj October 5, 2014 - 5:55 am

good and tasty

zuber Khan October 4, 2014 - 3:32 pm

Its very nice


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