Shrikhand is very popular Indian dessert made from strained yogurt / curd. It is one of the main dessert in Maharashtra and Gujarat. It is normally eaten with Puri or simply as a dessert. It is very popular as part of wedding feasts. There are lots of variation in Shrikhand. A popular variation of shrikhand is Amrakhand / Mango Shrikhand. It is very popular in Maharashtra. This dessert is super simple to prepare.
Fresh yogurt / curd – 4 cups
Fresh Mango Pulp – 1 cup
Sugar – 1/2 cup (Depending upon the sweetness of Mango)
Pinch of cardamom powder
Chopped pistachios for garnishing
1. Place yogurt / curd in a muslin cloth, tie up and hang it for at least 5 to 6 hours (or until you get a nice semi solid paneer like a result) to drain out all the water from the yogurt. (Its summer time, I kept it inside a refrigerator to avoid it going sour).
2. Once the yogurt is strained nicely, transfer it in a mixing bowl.
3. In another bowl, take fresh mango pulp, sugar and cardamom powder. Blend them very well using hand blender.
4. Mix this mango mixture with hung curd. Shrikhand is all about its texture, so mix it very well.
5. Mango Shrikhand / Amrakhand is ready. Sprinkle some chopped pistachios or your favorite nuts and serve it with Puri or as it is.