Thursday, September 10, 2009

Shrikhand Indian Sweet Dish

Shrikhand is a very popular sweet made of hung yogurt and sugar. This originates from Northern India especially in Maharashtra and Gujarat. Shrikhand is served as part of vegetarian thali in Gujarat in restaurants. This sweet is also popular in other parts of India. There are many variation of this dish prepared adding different fruits. Shrikhand is classified as sweet / dessert or side dish with puris. The creamy taste increases if served chilled after hot and spicy main dish. Shrikhand is often served in wedding celebration and festivals like Janmashtami. Shrikhand recipe take 25 – 30 minutes for preparation. It is full of fat.

Ingredients to make Shrikhand

Sour curd- 4 cups
sour cream- 1/2 cup
sugar- 2 cups
powdered Almonds and Pista- 1/2 cup
cardamom powder- 1/4 tbsp
saffron soaked little Luke warm milk - 5 to 6 strands

Procedure to cook Shrikhand

Strain all the water off the yoghurt. You can add all the yoghurt into a muslin cloth and let it drain all water overnight. Take the dry yoghurt and mix with all the other ingredients. Add the saffron at the very end. Knead it well to get the co lour evenly in the Shirkand. You can also add any edible artificial flavours as per your taste.

Shrikhand recipe is easy and interesting to prepare. You can eat with other sweets and desserts.

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