Shrikhand – Sweet Flavorful Yogurt – Manjula’s Kitchen

Shrikhand is a traditional dessert of Western India. Plain yogurt is remodeled into an fragrant delicacy flavored with saffron and cardamom.

Recipe will serve 4.


  • 4 cups of yogurt
  • ¾ cup of sugar as wanted
  • Few strands of saffron
  • 1 tablespoon heat milk
  • About ¼ teaspoon crushed cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon sliced pistachios


  1. Drain the yogurt – Put a muslin or cheese fabric over a strainer. Now pour the yogurt over muslin fabric to empty. Place a bowl beneath the strainer to gather the surplus water.
  2. Subsequent gently squeeze the surplus water from yogurt. Ensure that to not squeeze out the yogurt.
  3. Transfer the yogurt with strainer and bowl into the fridge for at the very least six hours to empty extra water.
  4. Yogurt will turn out to be thick in consistency.
  5. Dissolve the saffron in heat milk. Milk will tackle the saffron shade, yellowish orange.
  6. Add sugar, cardamom powder, and saffron milk to yogurt and beat effectively until sugar dissolves. Chances are you’ll use a mixer.
  7. Combine in many of the almonds and pistachios to the yogurt combine and the remaining nuts can be used for garnish.
  8. Chill the shrikhand earlier than serving.
  9. Historically shrikhand is served with puri (fried flat bread).


When the water is draining from the yogurt, it’s recommended to maintain the yogurt within the fridge with a purpose to maintain the yogurt from changing into extra bitter.

Initially posted 2010-06-06 11:26:34.

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