Shrikhand is a delicious dessert that is a western Indian dish, but it is very popular all over India. Shrikhand is made from fresh curd and does not require cooking. It is an easy home made dessert and if you have already drain all the water from the curd, then Shrikhand will be ready in just 10 minutes. Cardamom, saffron, dry fruits and chopped fresh fruits are usually added to Shrikhand. It can be enjoyed as a dessert. We are sharing easy recipe of Shrikhand.
|Fresh curd (not sour)||3 Cups||Sugar Powder||1/3 Cup or As Per Taste|
|Green Cardamom Powder||1/2 Teaspoon||Chopped Almond||4 - 5|
|Chopped cashews||4 - 5||Saffron (Kesar) Optional||8 - 10 Strands|
Take a large deep pan, a strainer and a muslin cloth. Set the strainer on the pan and spread the muslin cloth on the strainer.
Add fresh curd to that muslin cloth. Lift all corners of the cloth and tightly tie them together so that the curd does not come out from any side.
Hang the muslin cloth with curd in the fridge for 5 - 6 hours so that all the water of the curd gets released. To collect drained water of the curd, do not forget to place a pot under it.
If it is not possible to hang curd's muslin cloth in the fridge, you can use a pot and strainer. Place the curd's cloth in a sieve and a sieve in the pot, place some weight on it so that all the water of the curd gets drained.
Add saffron to 1 tablespoon of warm milk and mix well until it dissolves completely.
After 4-5 hours, when all the water comes out, open the muslin cloth and transfer the thick curd in a large bowl. Add sugar, milk saffron mixture and green cardamom powder to it and thoroughly mix using a wire whisk or electric hand beater until it becomes smooth and the sugar dissolves completely.
Add chopped cashews and almonds and mix well. Shrikhand is ready. Let it cool in the fridge for some time and enjoy a cold sweet dessert.
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