Friday, December 26, 2014

Kesar Shrikhand | Quick Dessert Recipes

Shrikhand is a very popular Indian dessert which can be whipped up in minutes and is a healthy treat made from curds. When I first saw the recipe, it more or less resembled our 'Lassi', a drink made with buttermilk and sugar. But, the process of using thick curds (hung curds), adding Kesar and nuts and most importantly, whipping it up well made a wonderful transformation and Voila!, an exotic dessert which anyone would die for. In Maharashtra, Puri with Shrikhand is a famous Combo and it does taste out of the world. This recipe is so flexible and you can adapt with your favourite combination of flavour and nuts.

Blogging Marathon - Wk4, Day3
Theme - Indian Desserts
Preparation time - 10mins
Yields - 2cups of Shrikhand


Hung curds / Greek Yoghurt - 1cup
Powdered sugar - 1/2 cup (add or reduce according to taste)
Kesar / Saffron strands -1/4tsp
Milk - 2-3tblsp
Almonds - 2tblsp, roasted and chopped


1.  Soak the saffron in warm milk and keep aside for 2-3mins until it softens. Gently press with the back of a spoon to extract maximum flavour.

2.  Take curds, powdered sugar and saffron mixture in a bowl and start whisking with an electric mixer. Hand whisk may take a little longer time to bring about the soft and smooth consistency.

3.  Continue to whisk for 3-4mins until the Shrikhand becomes silky smooth and doubles in volume. You could see how much it has yielded below. Mix in the chopped nuts.

Serve chilled for a refreshing and exotic dessert.

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  1. Omg, that bowl of shrikhand makes me hungry, droolworthy dessert..

  2. Lovely color to the shrikhand!!

  3. Looks so divine!..I love this dessert..

  4. Wow the Shrikhand looks so rich and creamy.

  5. Lovely looking Shrikand. Creamy & delicious.