Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mango Shrikhand Recipe-Amrakhand Recipe-Mango Recipes

Shrikhand is a very popular Indian dessert made from strained yogurt. It is one of the main desserts in Maharashtrian and Gujarati cuisine. In Gujarati cuisine, shrikhand is eaten either as a side-dish with breads such as poori  or as a dessert. It is commonly served as part of a vegetarian thali in Gujarati restaurants and is popular as part of wedding feasts.(source-Wiki) A popular variation of shrikhand in Maharashtra is Amrakhand which is shrikhand blended with mango pulp. This exotic dessert is very simple to prepare and is also one of my favorite dessert.Today let us learn how to make Amrakhand following this easy recipe.

Mango Shrikhand

How to prepare Mango Shrikhand 

Prep time -10 mins (excluding preparation of hung yogurt)
Cook time - nil 
Serves -2 

Ingredients needed 

Yogurt - 3 cups (should not be sour)
Powdered sugar - 1/4 -1/2 cup or as required
Pistachio -2 tbsp 
Almonds - 4
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp 
Saffron -10 strands
Warm milk -1 tbsp 
Mango Puree - 1 cup (Mango should be sweet)

For garnishing 

Few mango bits
Pistachio and almonds

Preparation

Place yogurt in a muslin cloth and hang it overnight or for 6-7 hours to drain out the whey from the yogurt.
Tie it and place it inside the refrigerator otherwise the yogurt will become sour.

Soak pistachio and almonds in hot water for 10 minutes. Remove the skin and chop it into small pieces.

Soak saffron in warm milk.

How to make hung curd

After 6 hours, I took the yogurt from the refrigerator. See how creamy the hung yogurt is in the picture below. 

Method 


Using a wire whisk or a spatula, mix the hung yogurt with powdered sugar nicely for 5-6 minutes or until the sugar dissolves. Shrikhand is all about texture, so mixing well is very important.

Now add the saffron soaked in milk, half of the chopped pistachio and almonds, mango puree, cardamom powder and mix well.

how to make mango shrikhand

Keep it in the fridge for an hour. Garnish with chopped pistachio, almonds and mango pieces.This dessert should be served chilled.

Note - Use sweet mangoes only. If you can get alphanso mangoes, do use that. I have used puree from fresh mangoes.Store bought mango pulp can also be used. 

Chironji can also be used along with pistachio for this dessert.

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12 comments:

  1. I wanted to try this for long time.. So easy recipe..yummy and creamy

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  2. Lovely dessert n awesome clicks Padhu

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  3. Looks delicious and very refreshing.

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  4. wow padhu...i saw many shrikand recipes this week...love the flavour...gr8

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  5. this is a great recipe that you have shared.

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  6. hey, this seems so easy to make will definitely try this...!!

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  7. Perfect for this summer..:) Beautiful delicious treat..
    Reva

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  8. very easy recipe..i am definitely going to make it during the weekend. Thanks

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  9. Grt recipe... It seems pretty easy. Cant wait to try it..

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