Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Shrikhand is one of the popular dishes in Maharashtra. And it happens to be one of my favorite desserts. It goes very well with pooris.


2 cups fresh yogurt
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
1 tbsp milk
pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
few saffron strands
chopped pistachios for garnish


Mix the saffron strands, nutmeg and cardamom powder in milk and keep aside. Place the yogurt in a muslin cloth(or a thin white cloth). Tie the ends of the cloth together and hang it for atleast two hours. Once all the water from the yogurt has drained, pour it into a bowl. Add powdered sugar, saffron milk and beat well until there are no lumps and everything is well blended. Refrigerate for an hour. Serve as is, or with pooris.

Serves 4


shahana said...

Even it is my favorite!! Looks really yumm

Preeti said...

looks yummy Aarti. Can it also be in orange colour? Somehow I related shirkand being mango orange clour. This is my sister's fave dessert :)

Springbird said...

Oh Srikand is my dh's fav.I know it goes well with poori but isnt it strange oil and yogurt together.Nice click.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

I used to make Shrikands during summers... Winters are just killing here, and your Shrikand lmakes me drool!!! Cant wait to make some!!!

Sanghi said...

Wow..! Perfect delicious dessert da!

Arathi Sridhar said...

thanks all for the comments..
@preeti, usually i soak the saffron in warm milk and mix it in, and thats when you get that orangish color..i skipped that step and garnished with saffron instead.

Arathi Sridhar said...

@soumya, yeah when i first heard of the combination, i felt the same..but when i tasted it, just loved it with pooris..It is a popular dish in maharashtra..

belesaaru said...

I just love this dessert, Your picture makes me crave for it now!