Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand is a well known dessert in India that is simple to make and tastes very nice. Saffron and Cardamom are the best friends of any sweets. Traditionally Shrikhand is made from hung curd. It takes hours to make shrikhand with hung curd. But this time I made Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand with Sour Cream, yes you heard it right with sour cream instead of curd. It gives very nice texture and flavour. You can make shrikhand in a very short time. I have added very few saffron strands as I didn’t want yellow color of shrikhand. Few days ago I shared recipe of Amrakhand / Mango Shrikhand made with yogurt/curd. You can make Amrakhand / mango shrikhand with sour cream as well, It will be ready in no time. Just add mango pulp while mixing sugar.
Sour cream – 900 gms
Cardamom Powder(Elaichi powder) – 1 tsp
Saffron strands – 1/2 tsp
Powdered Sugar – 2 cup
Chopped Almonds(or any nut) – for garnishing
1. Put a muslin cloth over a strainer. Take sour cream in muslin cloth or any cotton cloth. Gather the corners of the cloth and tie into a bundle. Hang it for 1 hour.
2. Empty the thickened cream into a bowl. Add sugar, cardamom powder and saffron strands. Whisk it very well.
3. Cover the bowl and place it into the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
4. Your Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand is ready. Garnish it with saffron, cardamom powder and chopped almonds.