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. In this recipe, I gave a twist by adding some coffee powder to the end product and it was simply delicious. So 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.
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.