Shrikand (Sweet Dish made with Yogurt)

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Shrikand is a sweet Dish made with yogurt and always served chilled.   It is often  served with pooris.   Most Gujarati thalis have this as one of their sweet items and it provides a refreshing change when eating  hot and spicy curries.  It can also be served as a sweet dish at the end of a meal. It’s often served at weddings in the summer.

Shrikand  recipe is easy and versatile. You can make many variations of it by adding honey or fruit to it.

Ingredients for making shrikand (serves 4-6):

  • 2 litres yoghurt
  • 8-10 tablespoons sugar or sugar substitute such as Splenda.
  • handful of almonds and  pistachios – sliced thinly
  • some fruit such as strawberries, blueberries, cranberries
  • cardamom- gently crushed in a mortar
  • a few strands of saffron
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground nutmeg

Ingredients for making yogurt:

  • milk 2 litres  (you can use semi skimmed or full fat milk)
  • Small pot of live yoghurt or any home made yogurt

Method for making yogurt:

  1. Boil the 2 litres of milk and transfer this to a container with a lid. Cool the milk down to about 45 degrees.  Once cooled add  3 tablespoons of live yoghurt to the milk and stir.  Cover the container and keep in an airtight and warm cupboard for 8-9 hours and your yogurt should be ready.

Recipe for Shrikand:

1.  Take a clean muslin or similar type of cloth.  Using a large bowl, transfer the yoghurt into the muslin cloth and tie a knot to the cloth.

2.  Hang this for several hours – overnight if possible.

3.  The curds and whey will separate and resemble curd cheese.Transfer the curds to a mixing bowl.  Add the sugar (or sugar substitute) and mix well using a wooden spoon. Taste and decide how much sugar is needed.  Add in the nutmeg, cardamom, saffron and half the almonds and pistachio.

4.. Transfer Shrikhand into a serving dish and decorate with fruit, almonds and pistachios. Leave it in the fridge before serving.

Shrikand (Sweet Dish made with Yogurt)

Shrikand is a sweet Dish made with yogurt and always served chilled.   It is often  served with pooris.   Most Gujarati thalis have this as one of their sweet items and it provides a refreshing change when eating  hot and spicy curries.  It can also be served as a sweet dish at the end of a meal. It’s often served at weddings in the summer.
Shrikand  recipe is easy and versatile. You can make many variations of it by adding honey or fruit to it.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Mina Joshi

Ingredients

Ingredients for making yogurt:

  • 2 litres  (you can use semi skimmed or full fat milk)
  • 3 tbls of live yoghurt or any home made yogurt

Ingredients for making shrikand

  • 2 litres yoghurt
  •  8-10 tablespoons sugar or sugar substitute such as Splenda
  • handful of almonds and  pistachios - sliced thinly
  • some fruit such as strawberries, blueberries, cranberries
  • ¼ tsp cardamom- gently crushed in a mortar
  • a few strands of saffron
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground nutmeg

Instructions

Method for making yogurt:

  • Boil the 2 litres of milk and transfer this to a container with a lid. Cool the milk down to about 45 degrees.  Once cooled add  3 tablespoons of live yoghurt to the milk and stir.  Cover the container and keep in an airtight and warm cupboard for 8-9 hours and your yogurt should be ready.

Recipe for Shrikand:

  • Take a clean muslin or similar type of cloth.  Using a large bowl, transfer the yoghurt into the muslin cloth and tie a knot to the cloth.
  • Hang this for several hours – overnight if possible.
  • The curds and whey will separate and resemble curd cheese.Transfer the curds to a mixing bowl.  Add the sugar (or sugar substitute) and mix well using a wooden spoon. Taste and decide how much sugar is needed.  Add in the nutmeg, cardamom, saffron and half the almonds and pistachio.
  • Transfer Shrikhand into a serving dish and decorate with fruit, almonds and pistachios. Leave it in the fridge before serving.

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