Shrikhand Summer Special Desert
Shrikhand is a well-known Desert in Maharashtrian cuisine. Friends here comes one of the season which I hate most “Summer Season”. So instead of hating let’s make this summer cool and tasty. Shrikhand is a Desert which made of Strained Curd. I personally call it Curd Ice=cream. So let’s see how to make Shrikhand at home.
Shrikhand is made out of hung Curd. So first of I will tell you to make a hung curd. It might sound little hectic but not that difficult.
Ingredients for a Hung Curd:
- 5 Cups of fresh Dahi (Curd or Yogurt), Curd should not be soar in taste.
- A big Bowl
- Muslin cloth. It is a Pure cotton Fabric cloth
- Big Strainer
How to prepare Hung Curd:
Take a strained and put it in a big bowl and then spread Muslin cloth on the strainer. So that it covers strainer from all side.
Now pour the fresh curd into that muslin. Don’t use a Soar curd it should be fresh as it is a sweet dish and soar curd might ruin the taste.
Take four corners of a muslin and tie it together.
Hold it tight or press it gently so that all whey comes out of it. You will see whey is dripping into the bowl.
Now hung the tied muslin with curd somewhere and place a deep bowl below it so that all whey is collected in it. You have to keep this for at least 5 hours. I prefer to keep it one whole night.
Next day whole whey will be collected in a bowl which can be used in other ways. Now take out curd from the muslin in a bowl. It will look like a smooth cream.
Our Hung curd is ready to use. Now we will see how to make a Shrikhand.
- Sugar 8-9 tablespoon or 150 gms.
- ½ teaspoon cardamom powder or you can call it choti elaichi powder.
- 2 pinch of saffron(Kesar) strands.
- Warm milk in a small bowl
- 9-10 crushed dry fruit, it can be anything of your choice. I prefer Almonds.
How to prepare Shrikhand:
Take warm milk in a small bowl. Quantity must be approximately one tablespoon. Add 2 Pinch of Saffron (Kesar). Mix it well and keep it for some time to add a color to it.
Take a hung curd into a bowl.
Add a sugar. Stir it with spoon so as to mix it well with a hung curd.
Add the milk mix with saffron and ½ tablespoon of cardamom powder.
Now if you have a blender beat the curd to make it smoother and to mix all ingredients well. Or you can beat it with spoon but it will take lot of time.
Once the Curd is mixed well and become smooth like a cream, pour it into a Bowl and garnish it with crushed Almond.
Freeze it for some time and serve chill Shrinkhand in this hot summer.