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Kesariya shrikhand

Shrikhand- A very refreshing and cool Indian dessert made with thickened and strained yoghurt.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Desserts/Sweets/Mithai
Cuisine: Maharashtrian Cuisine
Keyword: shrikhand
Servings: 8 people


  • 2 kg Fresh yoghurt -2 kg / Greek yoghurt-1 kg
  • 350 gm Sugar / Chini
  • 20 Almonds / Badam
  • 20 Pistachio / Pista
  • 1/4 tsp Saffron / Kesar
  • 1/2 tsp 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.