Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Srikhand – A Sweetish Flavorful Dish Made From Yogurt

Shrikhand is an Indian sweet dish made of strained yogurt. It is one of the main desserts in Maharashtrian cuisine and Gujarati cuisine. In it the plain yogurt is transformed into a melt-in-the-mouth delicacy. Essentially a combination of yogurt with fruits and sugar, this dish has a very sweet taste.Preparation of this dish is very simple but it takes some time to process yogurt properly.

Gujarati and Maharashtrian people love Shrikhand as a part of their regular as well as festive meal along with Roti / Puri. Rest of the Indians prefer Shrikhand for the change of taste purpose or as sweet dessert.

Ingredients to Make Shrikhand:
  • 1 Kg Fresh Yoghurt or Fresh Thick Curd
  • 10-15 Threads of Saffron
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1 1/4 tsp Green Cardamom Powder
  • Sugar to Taste
Ingredients for Garnishing:
  • 1 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • Few Threads of Saffron
  • 1/4th Cup of Sliced Pistachios
  • 1/4th Cup of Sliced Almonds
Procedure:
  • Take a Muslin Cloth (Malmal Kapda) and hang the Yoghurt or Curd inside the Refrigerator until all the liquid from the Youghurt/Curd has drained off.
  • Remain it hung for Overnight or for 12 hrs. The remaining dry yogurt is called hung yogurt.
  • Now Grind or Granulate the required Sugar and keep aside the powdered Sugar.
  • Dissolve the saffron strands in the warm milk and leave for few minutes. The milk will absorb the flavor and color of the saffron.
  • Now take the hung Yoghurt inside a bowl & add the powdered Sugar to it. Mix it well.
  • Add the saffron, cardamom powder to get a nice saffron color. Mix very well after adding saffron to get a good color.
  • Keep the mix aside for 10-15 minutes and again stir it well.
  • Now your Shrikhand is ready. Garnish it well with the Sliced Almond, Pistachios, Cardamom Powder & Saffron.
  • Now refrigerate it till gets cold for more fun.
  • Chilled Shrikhand is ready. Serve it with Puri or Roti or you can have it as dessert.
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6 comments:

  1. ohh.. i love srikhand.. but i always get it readymade .. now that i know d recipe .. i ll definitely give an attempt to it.
    But just a lil doubt .. how can we hang d yogurt inside d refrigerator??

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  2. It depends..:P
    Everything is Possible if you think in the Right Way, how to do....

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    1. sorry but dat was a diplomatic answer .. i guess..
      i seriously dont have any idea how to hang dat inside d refigerator.

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  3. Hahaha....No need to hang....if you can't

    Just tighten it with the Muslin Cloth & Keep it inside the Refrigerator...
    So that the water will drain completely & and the Yoghurt to become more thick.

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