Quick Shrikhand by Tarla Dalal

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Nov. 27, 2013

A dollop of gooey, creamy shrikhand laced with saffron and elaichi, topped with mixed nuts, and served with steaming hot puris -- now, that's something to yearn for! now, with this quick shrikhand recipe, you don't need to yearn for it you can prepare it any time you feel like. However, remember it's loaded with calories, so categorize it as an occasional treat!


Full fat curd 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs) (dahi)
Powdered sugar 5 Tablespoon (or to taste)
Cardamom powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Saffron strands 1 Pinch , dissolved in 1 tbsp warm water (few)
For garnish
Slivered almonds 1 Tablespoon
Slivered pistachio 1 Tablespoon



1. In a muslin cloth, place curd (dahi) and squeeze to remove all the excess water.


2. Into a deep bowl, transfer the hung curd, add the powdered sugar and mix well using a whisk.

3. Add the cardamom powder and saffron water. Mix well.


4. Into a serving bowl, pour the shrikhand, garnish with almond and pistachio. Refrigerate for at least an hour.


5. Serve chilled.


You can add mango, or strawberry pulp, if desired for change in flavor.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 3

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 232Calories from Fat 75

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g13.8%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 48 mg2%

Total Carbohydrates 35 g11.7%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 31 g

Protein 6 g12%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet