Thursday, December 2, 2010

How to make a simple Indian sweet in minutes?

Srikhand is an extremely popular dessert in central part of India, and I have several memories of hanging out with friends and eating Srikhand especially in the night markets in a city called Indore. The dish originally comes from western state in India - Gujarat. Made with yoghurt ~ it's an extremely simple sweet to make and yes it has sugar, but is much healthier than several other sweets. You might want to try making's how.

  1. Full cream yoghurt ( Indian or Greek Yoghurt) - 1 kg
  2. Sugar powder - appx 10-12 tbspns ( A bit more if yoghurt is slightly sour)
  3. Amonds and Pistachios - appx 1 tbsp. (coarsely grounded)
  4. Saffron (kesar) - strands 7-8 ( I haven't used it here )
  5. Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
How to prepare:

  1. Put the yoghurt in a muslin cloth, wrap it tight and squeeze it slighly. 
  2. Hang it and let all the water strain out.
  3. Keep it hung overnight or for atleast 7-8 hrs so that all the water is strained and you are left with creamy yoghurt. 
  4. Then put the hung curd in a bowl add powdered sugar and whisk it with hand blender / mixer till it gets creamy. 
  5. Add kesar, almonds, pistachios and cardamom powder and mix well. ( Feel free to use any other nuts if you like).
  6. Sprinkle saffron strands and garnish with sliced almonds & pistachios.
  7. Serve chilled. 


If you like you can add mango pulp, apple pulp, strawberries - pulped or chopped, to give it that fruity flavour. I just like it plain !! 


  1. This looks beautiful and easy, and I just love cardamom!

  2. Yummy ....the photos and the names of the ingredients are enough to make anyone drool...
    Shrikhand has always been a personal favorite .

  3. Love the pics.. so beautifully presented!! I love the mango shrikhand..haven't made apple or strawberry yet!! will give it try!!!


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