Summers are in full swing now and with the warm weather outside, anything cold, creamy, sweet is blissful and divine to the palate. Desserts are the sweet endings to a meal. Sweets give the food perfect landing in the stomach with the bursting flavors lingering in the mouth for some time. For the sweet tooth like me, any meal is incomplete without dessert. People think dessert making is a tedious task but the dessert I am sharing today is unbelievably simple and perfect for summers.
Shrikhand is a yogurt based dessert popular in Maharashtra and Gujarat. It is a sweet combination of yogurt, sugar, cardamom, and saffron. Mangoes “king of fruit” gives a fresh flavor to a already delicious sweet. It is also called Amrakhand and is a important part of any meal in western part of India.
- 3 cups Hung Yogurt
- 1 cup Mango Pulp
- ½ cup Sugar
- 1 tbsp. Saffron dissolved in milk
- 1 tsp. Cardamom Powder
- 1 tsp. Rose Water
- Silvered Pistachios for garnishing
- Take a yogurt in a cheese cloth, gather all the ends and tie a knot on the top.
- Hang it with the help of a twine with the kitchen tap or the banana stand.
- Place a bowl under the yogurt.
- Hang it for 5-8 hours.
- Scoop the yogurt from the cloth and refrigerate it until needed.
- Mix hung yogurt, mango pulp, sugar, saffron milk and cardamom.
- Mix it until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
- Chill it in refrigerator.
- Serve with fresh mangoes garnished with silvered pistachios.