Saturday, 18 April 2020

HOMEMADE INSTANT SHRIKHAND WITH CREAM

We've always associated homemade Shrikhand with a sizzling hot summer, so naturally, it is made every year! This easy instant shrikhand recipe makes a creamy sweet shrikhand with greek yogurt and whipped cream without straining the yogurt. We like to use any leftover Shrikhand in our Piyush drink.


Indian style yogurt based white dessert served in a brass bowl and garnished with green pistachio, rose petals and saffron.


HOMEMADE INSTANT SHRIKHAND WITH CREAM



What is Shrikhand


Shrikhand is a summer Indian dessert recipe. It originates from Gujarati and Maharashtrian cuisine and is made of a melodic blend of ingredients.

Traditionally, it is made purely of yogurt that is strained to make the creamy dessert. Aromatic flavours of saffron, pistachios and cardamom finish it off.

It is traditionally made from hung or strained yogurt and then flavoured with saffron and nuts. It can be served in an Indian thali consisting of a curry, a bread such as puri or chapatti.

Shrikhand is served during the summer, and especially during the Indian festival of Rakhi/Raksha Bandhan which celebrates the bond of a brother and sister. It can also be served in a wedding thali.

Some curries/dishes that pair well with Shrikhand:


  • Aloo Matar (simple and easy curry of potato and pea without onion and garlic)
  • Aloo Gobi (simple Cauliflower and Potato Curry without onion and garlic)
  • Gujarati Kadhi - leftover water from making the shrikhand can be used in making this kadhi
  • Patra (steamed Colocasia leaves) 
  • Kala Chana - (black chickpea curry)



Can I use greek yogurt to make Shrikhand?


We never wanted to make Shrikhand traditionally if it could be helped, so every year, we would experiment with different yogurts to find the perfect blend.

Some yogurts made the dessert too sour, but we finally landed on FULL FAT Greek yogurt.

Greek yogurt is naturally so thick that there is no need for the yogurt to be strained. It's kind of like using a cheat sheet for exams.

Once tried and tested, I knew it would be the perfect yogurt to use.
Since then, I can make a mean Shrikhand in less than five minutes and kid people into believing that I'd slaved over it all night long 😉

Tip: 

for those who can not get hold of Greek yogurt, it is much more effective and time-efficient to spread out the plain yogurt on a kitchen towel or clean cloth between a load of newspapers and then strain.

Add a heavyweight (maybe a couple of cookbooks) and the yogurt will strain much quicker than hanging it for hours.

Homemade Instant Shrikhand with Cream


✅ no compromise on tastes, it just likes a traditional one 

✅ saves lots of time

✅ so delicious and irresistible

✅ fresh and inexpensive 

✅ this recipe is a keeper

Whipped cream in Shrikhand


We like to first whip double dream when making shrikhand as it makes it extra creamy, light and fluffy.


What goes in Shrikhand?



  • Greek Yogurt - full fat works so well. 
  • Double cream or any other whipped cream. 
  • Caster Sugar -  very fine white regular sugar works well too. You may use other artificial sweeteners if you like.  If you don't have any of these, powder normal sugar and use it. 
  • Saffron threads 
  • Nuts (We did use almond and pistachio) 
  • Cardamom powder helps to digest the rich food also lends delicate and delicious flavours

How to make homemade Shrikhand with Greek Yogurt step by step 





Shrikhand Video






Variations:


We like to experiment with shrikhand flavours, and one of our favourites is Saffron and Mango Shrikhand which celebrates gorgeous exotic mango in its height of season.

Few drops of rose water or rose syrup lends beautiful and delicate flavours to this dish.

Sometimes we like to use Shrikhand in our other recipes such as
Eggless Nan Khatai and Shrikhand Cheesecake

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shrikhand, instant, greek yogurt, double cream
Dessert
Gujarati
Homemade Instant Shrikhand with Creamhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z75NQzzVzc8&t=15sMake irresistible, fresh and inexpensive homemade shrikhand in less than 15 minutes.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z75NQzzVzc8&t=15s2020-04-17
Yield: 6-8 SERVINGS
Author:

Homemade Instant Shrikhand with Cream

Homemade Instant Shrikhand with Cream

This easy instant shrikhand recipe makes a creamy sweet shrikhand with greek yogurt and whipped cream without straining the yogurt.
Prep time: 15 MCook time: Total time: 15 M

Ingredients:

  • 500ml full fat greek yogurt
  • 200ml double cream chilled
  • 150-170g sugar
  • Pinch saffron threads
  • 1/2 tsp. Cardamom powder
  • 2-3 tbsp. slivered nuts
  • Dried rose petals for garnishing

Instructions:

How to cook Homemade Instant Shrikhand with Cream

  1. In a big bowl take cream and whip it till nice fluffy and thick.
  2. Add yogurt and whip it again.
  3. Now tip in the sugar and whip it till sugar dissolves. 
  4. Add cardamom and saffron, mix well.
  5. Sprinkle some nuts and chill in the fridge for 20-30 minutes. 

Notes:

The shrikhand will get thicker if you leave it in the fridge for longer.
Calories
337.78
Fat (grams)
18.03
Sat. Fat (grams)
9.96
Carbs (grams)
32.58
Fiber (grams)
0.29
Net carbs
32.29
Sugar (grams)
31.90
Protein (grams)
8.96
Sodium (milligrams)
48.16
Cholesterol (grams)
48.40
The nutritional information provided is an approximation calculated by an online calculator. Please consult a professional dietitian for nutritional advice.

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Note:- This post was originally posted on 26th August 2010 but I have updated the post since with newer photos and content. 

29 comments:

  1. Shrikhand looks so delicious. Never had this...Surely a super summer treat..Awesome pics Jagruti!

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  2. Thanks Satya..that's very quick..
    Hey Friends..please bear with me, I'll be at yore place soon..I just started blogging again, so I need little time...enjoy your stay here !

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  3. HI JAGRUTI,
    WELCOME BACK AFTER A SHORT BREAK
    SEND ME THE WHOLE BOX OF GREEK YOGURT.
    MOUTHWATERING CLICKS.

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  4. Love shrikhand...presented very well..

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  5. Your pictures are killing me here.
    muh me paani a gaya !!!

    I make it sometimes but it would have been easier if i could get chakka to start with.

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  6. hey nice clicks..one of the most loved sweet..love the presentation. Btw welcome back dear.

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  7. Wowww omg, wat a droolworthy shrikhand..very tempting clicks..

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  8. Delicious... and very well presented!!! love it...

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  9. Splendid looking shrikand. I eat it with roti. Fabulous clicks!

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  10. Shrikand looks so delicious. Wish I could have some right now!!!
    Pics are really inviting.

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  11. wow, wow, wow, that looks so rich and creamy, i love it :)

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  12. hi jagruti..nice to see u back after a long time...shrikhand looks yum !lovely clicks !

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  13. Yummy shrikhad Jags..Looks very inviting!!

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  14. Dear Jagruti
    How are you? So you are back with a great recipe ...I love it but never tried..I am going to make it as soon as I am back home from Taipei...
    Have a nice weekend

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  15. Welcome back :) Shrikand looks sinful very nice clicks! Drooling here!

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  16. yummy and deicious shrikhand with wondeful clicks

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  17. welcome back darling...shrikhand looks yum ,delicious and mouthwatering....wonderful pics...

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  18. Good to see u back.. mouthwatering shrikhand!

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  19. Welcome back Jagruti...We missed your delicious posts...!
    Wat a gorgeous dessert...It was worth the time to make it. Perfect n sooooo tempting..!
    Hope you would be interested to participate in the ongoing paneer event in my space...!

    My peda recipe ...am posting it today and glad to send it to your event...:)

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  20. Hi Jagruti
    first time here. You have an awesome space. LOVELY CLICKS and ofcourse mouthwatering shrikhand. Following you

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  21. Maja mein Jags ;)....srikhand looks delish..wish to grab one of the bowl :)

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  22. I have never had this but it looks wonderful and well worth trying. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  23. Shrikand looks lovely and creamy.
    Thanks for sending this wonderful entry to Flavours of Gujarat.

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  24. I am drooling seeing the yummy, gorgeous and tempting shrikhand. Wonderful presentation.

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  25. Jagruti - welcome back!! Shrikand and puris - my favourite!! I'll have to try your recipe this week. I usually make it the traditional way with home made yogurt.

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  26. Ciao mi piace molto questo dolce con la versione indiana ..lo preparo con gli amaretti quasi allo stesso modo ora proverò il tuo un abbraccio

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  27. what a great idea to use greek yoghurt. saves so much time :)

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