In simple words, Shrikhand is sweetened strained yogurt. Addition of saffron, cardamom and nuts transforms the simple yogurt to a tasty dessert. It is one of the main desserts in Maharashtra and Gujarat, though sometimes mango pulp is also added to the yogurt.
For 2 serving
1 ½ cup yogurt
4 tbsp sugar (or more)
5-6 strands of saffron
1 tbsp warm milk
Pinch of cardamom powder
1 tsp chopped pistachios to garnish
Tie yogurt in a muslin cloth and leave overnight.
Add saffron to milk and keep for few minutes to blend.
Transfer yogurt to a bowl and add sugar and whisk well until its smooth.
Add saffron and cardamom powder and whisk well.
Transfer to serving bowls or glasses.
Garnish with nuts and serve chilled.