Amrakhand is nothing but Aam(mangoes) and shrikhand. Amrakhand (Mango Shrikhand) is a Indian sweet/dessert dish made from strained curd (yogurt) and mango pulp. This sweet dish is from Maharashtrian and Gujarati cuisine. It is one of the simplest and easy dish. This is best suited with Poori. The curd can be prepared at home or we can use ready yogurt. The dry fruits added to it makes a delicious taste. . The amrakhand shown here is prepared from home made curd. It can be prepared during festivals. Try it out for “Akshaya tritiya”.
Servings :For 2 people
- 1 Litres of Milk
- 2 to 3 tbsp of curd
- 3 to 4 tbsp powdered sugar
- 4 to 5 cashew nuts made into pieces
- 1 Mango (Alphonso)
- 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 strained out. It takes around 2 to 3 hours. Now the strained curd or the thick curd what we get is called “chakka”.
Take mango and cut it into pieces. Now take only mango pulp from the mango and grind it in a blender. Now mix the grinded mango pulp to the shrikhand.Mix the powdered sugar to it and just put it in a plate and rub with the hand so that it becomes soft. 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.