November 9, 2011

How to Make Shrikhand

Recipe by Naiya Sheth : Learn how to make Shrikhand. This is a typical Indian sweet dish. This homemade recipe contains lots of curd – yogurt, so it is full of calcium. Enjoy this easy and hygienic sweet. You can say it is calcium rich Indian desert.

Preparation time – 10 minutes 
(excluding hanging and keeping time)
Cooking time – nil
Serves – 6 people

Ingredients to make Shrikhand:

½ kilo curd or plain yogurt
250 to 300 grams powder sugar
A few strands saffron
1 tea spoon cardamom powder
¼ table spoon sliced pistachio
¼ table spoon sliced Almonds

For garnishing:

¼ table spoon sliced pistachio
¼ table spoon sliced Almonds
1 tea spoon cardamom powder
A few strands saffron

Method to make Shrikhand:

  • Hang curd in a clean muslin cloth overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Rub saffron in to ½ table spoon milk till well broken and dissolve.
  • After 6 to 7 hours transfer from cloth to bowl and add saffron, sugar and cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes. Again beat properly.
  • Add remaining nuts and mix well.
  • Transfer in a serving bowl and garnish with almonds, pistachio, cardamom powder and saffron.
  • Chill in refrigerator before serving.
  • Chilled shrikhand is ready to serve. Serve it with roti or puri.

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