Shrikhand- A very refreshing and cool Indian dessert made with thickened and strained yoghurt.
Fresh yoghurt -2 kg / Greek yoghurt-1 kg
Sugar / Chini
Almonds / Badam
Pistachio / Pista
Saffron / Kesar
Cardamom Powder / Elaichi Powder
Tie yoghurt in a fine muslin cloth and hang it for a least 8 hours,so all the excess water will drained out.but don’t hang in warm place otherwise it may become sour.
Open and take all the yoghurt in a big bowl and mix sugar (you can adjust the quantity of sugar according to your taste)
If using Greek yogurt then just add sugar ( skip the hanging part)
Mix and keep aside for 15 minutes.then strain through a soup strainer,or whisk well
Heat saffron in microwave for 40 seconds to make it crisp.
Then crush it in a mortal and pestle and then soak in little warm milk. heating and then crushing help to get nice colour from saffron.
Crush or chop almonds and pista.
Now add saffron,dry fruits and cardamon powder in the yoghurt.mix well
Chill and serve
Variation-you can add mango puree or any fruit of your choice into it, to make fruit shrikhand
serving suggestions-serve as a dessert.