Shrikhand is a traditional Maharashtrian Sweet prepared with hung yoghurt. It is a very easy dessert that can be made in no time if the hung yoghurt is ready. It is typically flavored with saffron and cardamom powder for the plain version.
However, I gave a healthy twist by adding some pureed plum and it turned out yummy. I also used a combination of low fat yoghurt and brown sugar. I flavored it with rose water along with cardamom powder. Enjoy chilled as an after meal dessert or with poori. So check out the step by step pictorial recipe to prepare it.
- 400 gms yoghurt (I used low fat)
- 3-4 tbsp. brown sugar, powdered
- 4 plums, sliced
- 1/4 tsp. cardamom powder
- 1 tsp. rose water
- 1 tsp. chopped pistachios & rose petals to garnish
Pour the yoghurt in a cheese cloth and place on a strainer. Keep this on a bowl in the refrigerator overnight. The thick hung yoghurt is used for the recipe. The whey collected can be saved for later use.
Blend the plum to a smooth paste. Heat a pan and simmer the plum paste, sugar and cardamom powder till reduced and slightly thick.
In a bowl, whisk together hung yoghurt and the reduced plum to a smooth paste. Pass it through a sieve to remove any granules.
Add the rose water and mix well. Chill before serving the shrikhand in individual bowls, garnished with chopped pistachios, almonds, dried rose petals and mint.