Shrikhand recipe

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups Greek Yogurt (No Greek style yogurt? See Note)
  • 2 tbsp milk, warmed
  • generous pinch of saffron threads
  • 1/4-1/2 cups sugar (or as per taste)
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of cardamom powder or as per taste
  • about 1 tbsp charoli nuts to garnish

Cooking Instructions

Take the warmed milk in a small bowl. You can heat it for few seconds in your m/w. Add the saffron to it, give it a quick stir and let it sit for about 5 minutes.

In another bowl, take the Greek Yogurt.

See how thick the yogurt is? The benefits are awesome – 1 cup of fat free Greek yogurt has about 20 gms protein. The thick yogurt is essential for this recipe.

Add sugar to it and mix.

I beat it well until well blended and smooth. It takes on a creamy consistency – about 5 minutes worth of making those muscles work!.

Now add the saffron milk along with the spices. You can add more cardamom powder if you like. Since everyone has different idea of how “strong” cardamom powder is, I recommend starting with little and adding more if needed. But keep the nutmeg bare minimum since it has strong flavor and little goes a long way.

Shrikhand Recipe (Indian Sweet Greek Yogurt Dessert)

Give them all a mix until well blended. You can chill this at this point since it helps to fuse the flavors well together. And this is traditionally a dessert which is served chilled.

Pour into glasses and top with charoli nuts along with saffron threads (optional of course). Simple, quick and a yummy low calorie dessert at your disposal :)
  

15 Mar 2011     1983 views     NON-Vegetarian       Desserts > Kheer and Halwa

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