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.


One thought on “Shrikand

  1. This looks amazing. I adore saffron, yogurt, pistachios and strained yogurt – some of my VERY favorite foods. Well-done – thank you for sharing! Warmly, Shanna PS I can’t wait to make this and have bookmarked your recipe.

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