Quick Shrikhand Video by Tarla Dalal

Quick Shrikhand Video by Tarla Dalal

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A dollop of gooey, creamy shrikhand laced with saffron and elaichi, topped with mixed nuts, and served with steaming hot puris – now, that’s something to yearn for! now, with this quick shrikhand recipe, you don’t need to yearn for it; you can prepare it any time you feel like. However, remember it’s loaded with calories, so categorise it as an occasional treat!


Recipe Description for Quick Shrikhand

Preparation Time: 
Makes 1.25 cups
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For Quick Shrikhand
1 1/2 cups full-fat curd (dahi)
5 tbsp powdered sugar
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
a few saffron (kesar) strands dissolved in 1 tbsp warm water

For The Garnish
1 tbsp almond (badam) slivers
1 tbsp pistachio slivers


For quick shrikhand

  1. To make {span class="bold1"}quick shrikhand{/span}, dissolve the saffron strands in 1 tbsp of warm water. Keep aside.
  2. Place the curds in a muslin cloth. Squeeze the curds in the muslin cloth to remove all the excess water and discard it.
  3. Transfer the hung curds into a deep bowl, add the powdered sugar and mix well using a whisk.
  4. Add the cardamom powder and saffron-water mixture and again mix well using a whisk.
  5. Pour the shrikhand into a serving bowl, garnish with almond and pistachio slivers and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  6. Serve the {span class="bold1"}quick shrikhand{/span} chilled.

Did you know?

  1. Dissolving saffron (kesar) in warm water or milk is very important to bring out its full colour and flavour. So, never throw the saffron directly into the dish in a hurry without dissolving it first. Also remember that this is best done with your fingers than using a spoon.

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