Monday, January 30, 2012

Instant Shrikhand using Greek yogurt

I never tried the original recipe of Shrikhand in my life. In fact I would say I was not even keen to know about it as I am not so fond of it nor my family members.

When one is out of India and don't have access to Mawa/khoya then we are compelled to satisfy our sweet tooth with few homemade recipes like Halwas and Kheers only. So I keep on looking for alternative options which are easy to prepare with minimal ingredients and can be used anytime and still steals the show!

One of such option which I posted earlier was Kalakand. Now I found one more recipe which is not only easy to prepare but will definitely make your day.
That's Shrikhand!
Yes I know the original process involves a lot of patience,expertise and efforts but I found an easy way out i.e. using Greek Yogurt.

Greek Yogurt is a type of yogurt which is creamy,low fat and thicker than regular yogurt. It is a good health food, as it contains protein and probiotics.
I am using Lindahls grekisk yogurt as it is easily available in Sweden and I am quite satisfy with its texture for Shrikhand.

Serve: 8
1 ltr Lindahls grekisk yogurt/ Greek yoghurt
200 gms powdered sugar
10-12 saffron strands
2 tsp warm milk
4-5 pods of cardamom powdered
slivers of almond / pistachio for garnish(optional)
1 tbsp charoli/chironji nuts to garnish

Add Saffron in warm milk and stir till it get dissolved.
Whisk the greek yogurt in a deep bowl till it gets smooth consistency (takes about a minute).
Check the texture of yogurt. Thick yogurt is necessary for Shrikhand.
If you feel greek yogurt which you have is not enough thick then hang it in a muslin cloth for 4-5 hours, discard the whey and then use it.
Next add powdered sugar and blend till it gets dissolved.
Add the saffron milk, cardamom powder and beat it well till the mixture is creamy and rich.
Garnish with Charoli nuts,almonds and pistachios.
Refrigerate it for about 2 hours and serve chilled.

If you want to make this dessert a bit tangy, add sour cream and stir well before adding the nuts but it totally optional. Or you can refrigerate for a day and it will have that tangy taste by itself.
Many variations can be done with the flavour like Aam shrikhand, Rose Shrikhand, Berry Shrikhand etc..


  1. good recipe Tanu !..will definetely try it.. we are already big fans of your instant bread pizza recipe ... keep making it every now and then !
    - di from Jbp

  2. Hey Thanks di..Nice to know that you liked it..and do let me know about Shrikhand! :)


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