The Shrikhand Recipe is made with greek yogurt, saffron threads, green cardamom, and nuts.
This popular nutritious dessert is for you if you love finishing your meal with something sweet but wholesome.
It's easy to make your own Shrikhand at home with greek yogurt.
If you get the taste for something sweet in the night, you are going to love a bowl of Shrikhand!
Contrary to common belief, Shrikhand is easy to make at home.
My husband tried to tell me a while ago that it was an impossibility to make Shrikhand from scratch because according to him it is a secret art.
You should have seen his face when I whipped up this shrikhand recipe with greek yogurt in less than 5 minutes.
He couldn't stop gobbling up the shrikhand, it was perfect.
My husband would make his life complicated, seeking out a good cup of Shrikhand anywhere in the world.
Nowadays I fill up the jars.
I always keep a pack of Greek Yogurt in the house.
Ultimately, making and following your own shrikhand recipe from scratch is way better than the ready-made store-bought version.
The flavors can be adjusted and it just tastes much fresher!
So, if you have a nut allergy, you just need to skip the nuts and you are good to go.
If you want to add more cardamom then you are free to do so with this shrikhand recipe with Greek Yogurt.
🔪 How to make it?
Here is an overview of how this comes together. The full recipe is further below.
Mix yogurt smooth. Soak saffron strings in water
Add to the yogurt sugar and cardamom.
Stir in saffron water with strings, crushed pistachios, and almonds. Enjoy or store.
To make shrikhand you need thick fatty hung curd so that you can achieve the consistency and flavors, which make shrikhand so popular.
If you make hung curd at home you will need a muslin
I skip the hanging curd part to save time.
Instead, I use Greek Yogurt, which is nice creamy and high in fats.
Plain Greek Yogurt is common in most parts of the world, major yogurt brands sell Greek Yogurt.
Greek Yogurt is a great dairy product to prepare shrikhand!
📕 What is Shrikhand?
Shrikhand is a curd specialty from India.
The curd is strained so that the remaining thick curd is left without liquids but remains high in fats.
The strained thick Greek Yogurt-like curd is then flavored either with spices and nuts or also with fruits such as Mango Pulp.
A friend shared with me her shrikhand recipe, which she had made with rose water (gulab).
Adding Rosewater makes another tasty shrikhand recipe!
My husband's family members would remember and tell me stories from ages ago, how traders used to walk around and go from home to home with a bucket of butter and some would have shrikhand too and they would take out the most beautiful creamy butter and shrikhand (whichever amount you needed) with a ladle.
I am not sure which time period this was, however, my husband still remembers these sellers too.
Have you tried Shrikhand before and do you have a favorite Shrikhand flavor?
Please feel free to share your thoughts and ideas with us in the comment section further below!
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5-Minute Shrikhand Recipe
- Place the greek yogurt into a mixing bowl and mix it smooth.1 pound Greek Yogurt
- In a small bowl add the saffron strings and the water. The water will take out the orange red natural color from the saffron strings. Let the strings soak a little bit,2 pinch Saffron, 1 Tablespoon Water
- Add to the yogurt the sugar and cardamom powder. Mix well.1 pound Greek Yogurt, 5 Tablespoon Powdered Sugar, 1 ½ Teaspoon Green Cardamom Powder
- Continue to add to the yogurt mixture the saffron strings with the colored red water. Also, add in the crushed pistachios and almonds. Mix the whole content well.1 Tablespoon Pistachios, 1 Tablespoon Almonds
- Keep in the fridge to cool. Shrikhand has to be served cold. You can garnish the Shrikhand with some saffron and nuts if you want.