Shrikhand is a sweet and tangy dessert from the Indian state of Gujarat. It’s made from strained yoghurt, flavoured with saffron and cardamom, and sweetened with sugar. The dish is usually garnished with nuts and served chilled, making it a refreshing and indulgent treat.
Shrikhand is a popular dessert in India, often served during festivals and special occasions. It pairs well with various Indian sweets, such as gulab jamun and rasgulla, and savoury snacks like samosas and pakoras.
If you have a sweet tooth and enjoy the tanginess of yoghurt, Shrikhand is the perfect dessert for you. With its creamy texture and aromatic flavour, it’s sure to satisfy your cravings and leave you wanting more.
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.
Ingredients for Shrikhand
- 400 g Curd
- 250 g Sugar
- 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
- few Saffron Strands mixed with 2 tsp warm milk
- 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.