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Shrikhand Recipe with step by step pictures and a recipe video

What is Shrikhand?

shrikhand is a rich and luscious soul-satisfying dessert made with hung curd and flavored with every exotic flavor of saffron and enduring flavor of cardamom. shrikhand is an absolutely fuss-free recipe. if you have hung curd handy, you can fix it in 10 minutes or so. and being a cold dessert this can be consumed however so ever full and satiate you may be. do try this recipe as it is

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  • cold desserts recipes

let’s talk about the ingredients for shrikhand

yogurt/curds: shrikhand calls for perfect yogurt. if using homemade yogurt, make sure to use full cream milk to prepare yogurt. if buying readymade yogurt use full cream yogurt.

other ingredients: i have used powdered sugar instead of granulated sugar to fasten the process. saffron strands dissolved in lukewarm milk is added, which gives a gorgeous colour and great flavour to shrikhand.kesar shrikhand

How to make kesar shrikhand

Ingredients for Kesar Shrikhand

2 cups yogurt

1/4 cup powdered sugar

few saffron strands dissolved in lukewarm milk

1 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder


  1. hang the yogurt

place a sieve on a large bowl. line the sieve with a muslin cloth. add 2 cups yogurt. squeeze off the water. place some weight on it. refrigerate for 4-5 hours or overnight.kesar shrikhand 1

  1. add powdered sugar and mix till fluffy

after 4-5 hours take out hung curd in a mixing bowl. add ¼ cup powdered sugar. mix with hands till fluffy and creamy. beating the yogurt with hands makes all the difference and gives the perfect texture to shrikhand.kesar shrikhand 2

  1. add saffron, cardamom powder and mix

add few strands of saffron dissolved in 2 tsp lukewarm milk and 1 tsp cardamom powder. mix.kesar shrikhand 3

  1. bon appétit

refrigerate for a couple of hours. finish off with chopped pistachio. serve chilled.kesar shrikhand


  • you can adjust sugar as per taste
  • you can add nuts of your choice

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