Shrikhand (Indian flavored yogurt)

Strain and hang the yogurt in a muslin cloth for hours. Is this what is stopping you from making Shrikhand? Wait no more my friends. I am sharing this recipe with you all where you skip this painful step and enjoy Shrikhand with just 10 minutes of wait time :).

Shrikhand is a very popular sweet dish from western part of India. It’s prepared from hung yogurt. It comes in various flavors, saffron and mango being the most common ones. It is prepared usually during festivals or auspicious occasions. However, for someone like me who is fond of sweets would need no specific reason to make and eat sweets.

Shrikhand can be enjoyed as is or it goes very well with puris (find recipe here: http://wp.me/p10HYU-S).

I made this recipe using greek yogurt and added lots of dry fruits and saffron. Give it a shot and drop me your comments.

Ingredients:

3 cups greek yogurt (I used 0%. Make sure that the yogurt is not tangy.)

sugar to taste

1 tbsp freshly ground cardamom powder

1/2 cup sliced mixed dry fruits (almonds, pistachios, cashews, raisins)

5-6 strands of saffron (dip these in 1 tsp of milk and set aside for at least 15 minutes)

Method:

In a mixing bowl mix all the above ingredients, except for leaving a few dry fruits aside for garnishing. Mix until you get a uniform color.

You could replace saffron with 3 tbsp of mango pulp to make mango flavored Shrikhand.

Enjoy!

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