Shrikhand, Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand

Shrikhand, a saffron flavoured sweet dish made from thick hung curds.

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It is simply amazing how the humble dahi transforms into a mouth-watering dessert in just a few simple steps. Here is the easiest and best way to make yummy Shrikhand out of everyday curds. It does not even require any cooking.

Also known as Matho, Shrikhand is an integral part of a traditional Maharashtrian or Gujarati Thali. Apart from tasting yummy by itself, it can also be enjoyed as an accompaniment for roti or puris.

Depending on what flavouring substances you add to the thick and creamy hung curds, you get different varieties of Shrikhand. From flavours and essences to dry fruits and nuts, not to forget fruit pulps like mango, strawberry, rose, raspberry and chickoo, you can add an endless number of ingredients to your Shrikhand.

Of course, there are some classic all-time favourites like the mango-tinged Aamrakhand. Interestingly, you can also make a healthy diabetic-friendly version of this popular dessert Mixed Fruit Shrikhand.

Just let your imagination run wild and come up with your own funky versions!

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Shrikhand, Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand recipe - How to make Shrikhand, Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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For The Shrikhand
1 kg thick curds (dahi)
3/4 cup powdered sugar
a few saffron (kesar) strands
1 tbsp warm milk
2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
1 tbsp pistachio slivers

Garnish For The Shrikhand
pistachio slivers
almond slivers
How to make the shrikhand

    How to make the shrikhand
  1. To make the shrikhand, hang the curds in a muslin cloth in a cool place for approximately 3 hours until all the liquid (whey) has drained off.
  2. Rub the saffron into the warm milk until it dissolves.
  3. Mix together the hung curds, sugar, saffron mixture and cardamom in a bowl and churn using a hand blender.
  4. Serve the shrikhand garnished with slivers of pistachicos and almonds.

  2. Add 1 cup of sliced strawberries instead of the saffron and cardamom powder at step 3.
  3. Adjust the sugar accroding to the sweetness of the strawberries.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy407 cal
Protein10.9 g
Carbohydrates40 g
Fiber0 g
Fat16.5 g
Cholesterol40.6 mg
Sodium48.2 mg

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Shrikhand, Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand
 on 29 Jul 16 04:47 PM

What is nutrition value of one cup serving of fruit n nut srikhand
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Tarla Dalal    Dear Sudha, Kindly share the recipe link of Fruit n Nut Srikhand, so that we can assist you with it''s nutritional value.
01 Aug 16 11:28 AM
Shrikhand, Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand
 on 29 Jul 16 04:44 PM

Shrikhand, Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand
 on 26 Jul 16 02:11 PM

what is protien content of 100gms of shrikhand or is it all fat.?
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Tarla Dalal    1 serving has 10.8 gm of protein.
26 Jul 16 04:13 PM
 on 06 Jun 16 02:50 PM

Love tastey homemade shrikhand.
Edited after original posting.
 on 17 Apr 15 04:43 PM

Shrikhand one of my favourite, i always wonder if i could make shrikhand at home, how we get in the market, And here i get the recipe, which is not only better, but the best and awesome recipe, this is a must try recipe.
 on 01 Apr 11 02:19 PM

I tried this recipe.very delicious dish.thank u madam