May 10, 2016


Shrikhand is a traditional Indian sweet made from hung curd/drained yogurt, flavored with saffron and cardamom. This creamy dessert is described as ‘Ambrosia of the Gods’. In India Shrikhand is served in both Maharashtrian and Gujarati wedding, and served in thali meal in many restaurants. Making Shrikhand is very easy and quick provided you follow the recipe of making Hung curd properly. Basic Shrikhand has flavor of saffron and fragrance of cardamom but add your choice of fruits like mango, strawberry to make your own variation.

Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Dessert & Sweet| Serving: 2-3 People
 Hung Curd Preparation Time: 8-10 Hours | Shrikhand preparation Time: 10 Minutes 


Hung curd/Drained yogurt (see Recipe Note)
(2 cups of thick yogurt will yield 1 cup of hung curd)
1 cup 
Sugar/powdered sugar
4 Tbsp. (Add as per taste)
Cardamoms powder
¼   Tsp.
1 big pinch
Warm milk (To soak saffron)
1 Tbsp.
Pistachio blanched, peeled & sliced
2-3 pc, For garnishing
Almonds blanched, peeled & sliced
3-4 pc, For garnishing
Yellow jell food color (optional)
1 drop

Step By Step Instruction: [Hide Images]

  1. Tie the yogurt in a piece of muslin and hang it overnight over a bowl, in a refrigerator, to drain the whey. See Recipe Notes for detail recipe.
  2. Soak the saffron in warm milk and keep aside.
  3. Transfer the hung curd into a bowl and add sugar the cardamom powder; whip till smooth.
  4. Add soaked saffron, and mix well.
  5. Add food color if using and chill in the refrigerator.
  6. Garnish with the almonds and pistachios and serve chilled.

Recipe Notes

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