Shrikhand is a Indian sweet/dessert dish made from strained curd (yogurt). This sweet dish is from Maharashtrian and Gujarati cuisine. It is one of the simplest and easy dish. This is best suited with Poori. Commonly known as poori shrikhand. The curd can be prepared at home or we can use ready yogurt. The dry fruits and saffron added to it makes a delicious taste. The shrikhand here is prepared from home made curd.
- 2 Litres of Milk
- 2 to 3 tbsp of curd
- 1 Cup powdered sugar
- 4 to 5 cashew nuts made into pieces
- A pinch of saffron
- A tbsp of Cardamom powder
Boil the milk and allow it to make warm. Once warm add the curd to it and keep it closed with the lid. It takes about 8 to 10 hours to make curd. Preferably night time. Once the curd is ready take a muslin cloth and pour all the curd in to cloth and tie it tightly and hang it so that all the water present in the curd will be gone. It takes around 2 to 3 hours. Now the strained curd or the thick curd what we get is called “chakka”. Mix the powdered sugar to it and just put it in a plate and rub with the hand so that it becomes soft.
Take 2 tbsp of milk and a pinch of saffron in it and boil for a min. The saffron will leave the colour and then add then milk to the shrikhand. Also add the cardamom powder and dry fruits like cashew nuts. Keep in refrigerator and its good to eat cold. Serve with poori or chapati or as a dessert.