Shrikhand is a traditional Indian dessert from western Indian states of  Maharashtra and Gujarat. In both Maharashtra and Gujarat it is being served in meal. It is one such excellent and luscious Indian dessert served during festivals,feasts and get together. It is a popular Janmastami recipe. It is a classic Indian dessert incorporating strained yogurt,sugar, saffron, cardamom and nuts together to give a thick smooth  creamy texture. In India it is generally served with puri or poori. The beauty of Shrikhand is that it can be very creative in terms of flavours. You can add different flavours, add Mango pulp and it becomes Amarkhand, add cut fruits to get fruity and colourful Shrikhand.

Shrikhand
                                                                    Shrikhand

Ingredients:

  1. 1 Kg thick curd (dahi)
  2. 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  3. few saffron strands
  4. 1 tbsp warm milk
  5. 2 tbsp cardamom powder

Preparation:

  1. Hang the curd in a muslin cloth in a cool place for approximately 3 hours until all the liquid has drained off.
  2. Rub the saffron into the warm milk until it dissolves.
  3. Mix together hung curd, sugar, saffron mixture and cardamom in a bowl and churn using a hand blender.
  4. Serve with garnished with pistachios and almonds.