The Shrikhand is an Indian sweet that is prepared with yogurt cream, cardamom, saffron, sugar and serve chilled and is a great summer dessert. Instead of the spices used it can be flavored as you want, for example, using raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, etc. but if you like Indian sweets is a must try, moreover, is very simple. Some like to put the chopped pistachios also inside, to someone else like to replace sugar with condensed milk or cream. In India it is served with Puri, a kind of fried small chapati dumpling.
The Shrikhand is a sweet Indian cuisine prepared with cream yogurt, sugar, powdered cardamom and saffron is popular in western India. It is prepared by placing the yogurt cream in a cotton cloth and then placing in a colander to drain all over throughout the night. The next morning, mix the yogurt by adding sugar and a teaspoon of saffron in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Then you add the crushed cardamom and saffron dissolved in a little milk. You put it in the fridge to cool and then serve adding to its top sliced almonds in a subtle way more coarsely crumbled pistachios and pomegranate seeds.
Mango Shrikhand Recipe
Prep Time: 10 mins ♥ Cook Time: 10 mins ♥ Total Time: 20 mins ♥ Yield: 4 servings
4 cups natural yoghurt
4 tbsp sugar
1 tsp cardamom powder
10 saffron strands
4 tbsp warm milk
1 tbsp pistachios
1 tbsp almonds
1 tsp rose water
Few slices of mango
Drain the water from the yogurt over a bowl until the yoghurt becomes thick in consistency. Traditionally this is done by pouring the yogurt over a clean thin cloth, tying it and leave to drain by hanging it overnight or for around 6 hours.
Take out the strained yoghurt in a bowl. Dissolve the saffron into the warm milk until the milk turns yellowish orange and also the food colour in the same way. Mix mango puree, sugar, cardamom powder and dissolved saffron milk to yogurt and beat well till sugar dissolves.
Mix in most of the almonds and pistachios to the yogurt and sprinkle the rest on the top for decoration, add slices of mango or strawberries and rosewater.