Shrikhand is a popular dessert known for its delightfully creamy texture. This sweet and creamy dish is a favorite amongst all age groups. Made from hung curd by a simple recipe, shrikhand is an inseperable part of Gujarati thali not to mention its popularity in the festive cuisine.
Enjoy this simple and delicious dessert this Independence Day..
Thick curds 3 cup
Sugar 3/4 cup-1 cup
Saffron few strands
Cardamom powder 1/2 tea spoon.
Grated nuts (optional)
Mango pieces 1/2 cup
Kiwi slices (Few)/grapes 8-10 nos
Milk 1 tsp (to soak saffron)
Hang the curd in the muslin cloth for 4-5 hrs
Transfer the hung curd in a bowl.
Take another bowl. Cover the bowl with the muslin cloth and gather the edges at the bottom tightly with one hand.
Rub the mixture on the cloth so that the sugar dissolves in the curd mixture and the mixture is strained through the muslin cloth in the bowl
Repeat the procedure for the remaining mixture.
Add cardamom powder, grated nuts and saffron strands (soaked in milk).
Decorate with mango pieces and kiwi slices or grapes.
Alternatively you can also add mango pulp over the shrikhand mixture and top with any fruit of your choice.
P.S. The hung curd and sugar mixture can also be blended in a hand blender(it should not be done for long as the mixture may turn runny ), however the traditional method prepares smoother, thicker and creamier shrikhand.