Shrikhand

Shrikhand

A popular Indian sweet dish made of thick yogurt, a dash of cardamom, saffron and rose essence, Shrikhand is one of the main food items in any Gujarati and/or Maharashtrian platter. This delicacy is very easy to prepare at home. Mother’s Zone shares with you a simple recipe of this dish that can help you make it without any difficulty.

How to make hung yoghurt:

1. Take the curd in a cheese cloth or muslin.
2. Tie the cloth and hang the curd for 3-4 hours in a refrigerator to drain.
3. The whey will drip, so keep a bowl or pan below to collect the whey.
4. Press the yogurt firmly with a spoon to release any excess liquid. The remaining yogurt should be thick.
5. Transfer the yogurt to a clean bowl.

Ingredients
  • • 500gm thick yoghurt or hung yoghurt
  • • 150gm icing sugar
  • • 1tsp cardamom powder
  • • 0.5gm saffron
  • • 2drops of rose essence
  • • 10ml milk (optional)
  • • Choppeddry fruits
Preparation method
  • 1. Soak the saffron threads in the warm milk for 10 minutes
  • 2. Add sugar with the yogurt and beat it well until well blended and smooth. It takes on a creamy consistency.
  • 3. Add chopped dry fruits, nuts and cardamom, and mix well.
  • 4. Now add the saffron milk to this mixture.
  • 5. Give them all a mix until well blended.
  • 6. Refrigerate until completely chilled. This is traditionally a dessert which is served chilled.

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