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Friday, 22 January 2016

Coffee Shrikhand (Hung Yoghurt Based Dessert - Maharashtrian Style)


          Shrikhand is a traditional Maharashtrian Dessert prepared from hung yoghurt. It is a very easy and a simple dessert that can be done in a jiffy, if you already have some hung yoghurt ready. It is a healthy combination if you go in for low fat yoghurt and brown sugar. Generally it is flavoured with saffron and cardamom for a plain version. 

          You can also make fruit shrikhand combining them with any of your favourite fruit. I have already posted Plum Shrikhand in my website. Today I gave a twist to the original recipe by adding some coffee powder to the end product and it was simply delicious. So please go ahead and try this exotic dessert by checking for a step by step method with pictures to prepare it.










  • 400 gms yoghurt (I used low fat)
  • 4 tbsp. powdered brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. coffee powder
  • 1-2 tbsp. mixed chopped nuts 
  • few almond slivers, raisins, a sprinkle of coffee powder and / or sugar crystals  to garnish








          Pour the yoghurt in a cheese cloth and place it on a strainer. keep a bowl underneath and refrigerate it for a minimum of 5-6 hours. The thick hung yoghurt is used for this recipe.

          In a bowl whisk together the hung yoghurt, sugar and the coffee powder to a smooth paste. Pass it through a sieve to make it more creamier.

          Add the chopped mixed nuts and give it a mix. Transfer to individual bowls and garnish with the almond slivers and raisins. 

          Sprinkle some coffee powder through a strainer and serve chilled. Or you can garnish with some coloured sugar crystals.

          



                     Pour the yoghurt in a cheese cloth and place it on a strainer. keep a bowl 
                     underneath and refrigerate it for a minimum of 5-6 hours. The thick hung
                     yoghurt is used in this recipe.





                 In a bowl whisk together the hung yoghurt, sugar and the coffee powder to a 
                 smooth paste.





                                Whisk all the ingredients well to a smooth paste.



                                Pass it through a strainer.




                                Add the chopped nuts and give it a mix. 







                  Garnish with almond slivers, raisins and a sprinkle of some coffee powder.






                                .....or a sprinkle of some coloured sugar crystals.


          










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