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
- fasting dessert recipe
- for festivals
- 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.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- add saffron, cardamom powder and mix
add few strands of saffron dissolved in 2 tsp lukewarm milk and 1 tsp cardamom powder. mix.
- bon appétit
refrigerate for a couple of hours. finish off with chopped pistachio. serve chilled.
- you can adjust sugar as per taste
- you can add nuts of your choice
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