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Shrikhand - Indian Flavored Yogurt

Mango shrikhand, kesar pista shrikhand, Matho Shrikhand - Pineapple shrikhand, all Fruit shrikhand...
Ingredients
  Yogurt 2 Pound
  Powdered sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
For the kesar pistachio srikhand
  Saffron 1 Pinch
  Warm milk 2 Tablespoon
  Cardamom powder 1 Pinch
  Pistachios 1 Teaspoon, broken
For the mango flavored srikhand
  Mango pulp 2 Tablespoon
For the pineapple flavored yogurt
  Pineapple chunks 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Mango pieces 3 Small, small chunks
For the all-fruit srikhand
  Blueberries 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Raisins 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cranberries 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pistachios 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Almonds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Grapes 4 Medium
  Pineapple chunks 1 Teaspoon
  Apple 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon, cubes
  Pomegranate seeds 1 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Hang the yogurt in a strainer or muslin cloth to drain out all the water from it.

MAKING
2. In a bowl add the yogurt (after all the water is drained out of it). To this add powdered sugar and mix to dissolve the sugar well into the yogurt.
3. Divide the sugared yogurt into four separate serving bowls.

To prepare the kesar pistachio shrikhand:
4. In a small bowl, dissolve a few strands of saffron in the warm milk and add it to one of the bowls of yogurt.
5. Sprinkle some cardamom powder and add the pistachios. Mix well and the kesar pistachio shrikhand is ready.
6. Top it with a sprinkle of cardamom powder and a couple of broken pistachios before serving.

To prepare the mango flavored shrikhnad:
7. To another serving of shrikhand, add mango pulp, cardamom powder and mix well to serve. Top it with a few mango chunks before serving.

To prepare the pineapple flavored shrikhand:
8. Add some pineapple chunks and a pinch of cardamom powder to the third serving of shrikhand. Mix well before serving.

To prepare the all-fruit shrikhand:
9. To the fourth serving of shrikhand, add blueberries, raisins, cranberries, pistachios, almonds, grapes, pineapple chunks, apple, pomegranate seeds, mango chunks and mix gently.
10. Add a pinch of cardamom powder and the saffron dissolved in milk. Mix well and serve topped with few chunks of the fruits.

SERVING
11. Serve the flavored shrikand topped with your favorite fruits.

TIPS
Regular or plain yogurt is best to prepare shrikhand. Using fat free or low fat yogurt changes the consistency of the shrikhand.
Traditionally yogurt is hung in muslin cloth to drain out the water.
For regular vanilla flavor, add 1 tsp of vanilla extract into 1 cup of shrikhand.

NOTE
The water drained out from the yogurt may be stored and used to knead naan or can be added in the Gujarati khadi.

Things You Will Need
1. Strainer/muslin cloth - To drain out the water from the yogurt

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Gujarati
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Mixing
Restriction: 
Vegetarian, Low Cholesterol
Ingredient: 
Yogurt
Interest: 
Easy
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4
If you're looking for the perfect recipe of the Indian flavoured yogurt, then you must surely try this out. It is called Shrikhand in India which is a classic and nutritious Indian sweet dish made of hung yogurt. It's a perfect dessert for a hot summer day. So do try out the recipe and surely watch the video.

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