Shrikhand is one of the famous sweet dish from Indian cuisine. This delicious sweet is prepared using minimal and easily available ingredients. Adding of saffron, dry fruits and nuts makes it more rich in taste. Amrakhand is also a variation of Shrikhand, which contains the goodness of mangoes.
Shrikhand can be served as a dessert or side dish. It tastes good with Poori, Dosa and Tellevu. Try this easy dessert at home and let me know your feedback!
Preparation time: 15 - 20 minutes
Time to hung the curd: 7 - 8 hours
Serves: 5 - 6
Difficulty level: Easy
Hung curd - 1 1/2 cup
Powdered sugar - 3/4 cup or to taste
Cardamom / Elachi powder - 1/2 tsp
Saffron strands - 10 to 12
Take the hung curd in a large vessel and beat it for few minutes without lumps.
To this, add the powdered sugar, saffron strands and cardamom powder. Beat it till everything is combined well.
Serve is as it is or refrigerated. Add few pieces of pista if you would like to.
It can be served as dessert or as side dish with Poori, Dosa and Tellevu.
How to prepare hung curd: Pour the curd on a muslin cloth, tie it and hang it to a hook or a tap. Put a vessel below the hung curd to collect the excess water. Keep it overnight or 7 - 8 hours and then, take out the curd.
If not using saffron strands, add 3/4 tsp of cardamom powder instead of 1/2 tsp.