Traditional Shrikand- A sweet dish made with yogurt and sugar
SHRIKAND is a sweet dish always served chilled. It can be 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 with puris. Shrikhand’s recipe is easy and versatile. You can make many variations of it by adding honey or fruit to it.
Keyword: hung yogurt, shrikand, yogurt dip
Author: Mina Joshi
1 kilo yoghurt. You can use homemade or any plain yogurt from the Supermarket
8-10 tablespoons ground sugar
handful of almonds and pistachios -sliced thinly
cardamom- gently crushed in a mortar
½ tsp of saffron
½ tsp of freshly ground nutmeg.
Any fruit for garnishing
Take a clean muslin cloth and transfer the yoghurt into it and tie a knot to the cloth and hang it somewhere suitable for 8-10 hours. I use the banana stand to hang mine
The curds and whey will separate and will now resemble curd cheese. Transfer the curds to a sieve and add the ground sugar to it. Using a wooden spoon, mix the curds and sugar and they will pass through the sieve.
Add the almonds, pistachio, cardamom, nutmeg and saffron to the shrikand. Transfer this to the fridge to cool for a couple of hours. Garnish with any seasonal fruit and serve as a dessert or snack. .