Shrikhand recipe | How to make shrikhand
Introduction to Shrikhand recipe
Shrikhand recipe is an Indian sweet dessert mainly it is a dish of strain yogurt or hung curd. Hung curd is the type of yogurt whose all whey protein has been removed. Shrikhand recipe is the main ingredient in the shrikhand recipe. In the Sanskrit literature, shrikhand is also famous as “Shikhrim”.
Basically, the Shrikhand recipe place of origin is India. It considers, it introduced in the 400 B.C.E. shrikhand is a traditional sweet dish of India that is most famous in western Indian states of Maharashtra and Gujarat. In India, the main ingredient of the recipe that is hung curd is also famous as “Chakka” in Marathi. Shrikhand is also served in Indian weddings and restaurants as a thali meal. Shrikhand can be served as it is or can be enjoyed with pooris and chapatis. It flavors with either saffron or cardamom. Mango flavor is usually the famous one for shrikhand. In this article, the recipe about the traditional Indian sweet, shrikhand will be provided along with its nutritional value, instructions, and kitchen tips.
Shrikhand recipe will take about the total time as 5 hours and 15 minutes. If the hung curd is already prepared, it will take just 15 minutes to prepare. The main ingredients of shrikhand are strain yogurt, sugar, cardamom or saffron. The other ingredients of shrikhand along with its main ingredients in accurate quantities are:
For hung curd:
- 9 cups of full-fat curd or yogurt or you can also take 2.25 kg or 2.25 liters of yogurt made from 2 liters of milk (the buffalo milk that usually uses containing 6% of fat that pasteurize for 10 minutes. After cooling, milk inoculates with 1% of lactic culture and incubate\] for 15 to 16 hours. After that when the curd has set it to place in a muslin cloth and then kept there for about 8 to 10 hours).
- 16 to 18 tablespoons of sugar either in granulated or ground form or you can add according to your taste and requirement.
- 1 teaspoon of cardamom powder or 8 to 10 cardamoms in finely crushed form.
- About 3 to 4 pinches of saffron strands (Kesar).
- 1 tablespoon of warm milk
- About 20 to 22 pistachios in the crushed or ground form for the garnishing of shrikhand or you can also use other nuts such as walnuts, almonds or cashews, etc.
Directions for the procedure of Shrikhand recipe
The steps that should be followed while preparing the shrikhand are:
For hung curd:
1) First of all, place a strainer above a deep bowl and then line a muslin cloth on the strainer.
2) Pour the curd on the muslin cloth and then take the all four edges of the muslin cloth together tie the edges within such a way that one edge is tied with the rest tightly.
3) Then press the muslin cloth gently and the whey will drip out slowly. Now, you have to place a heavy lid, bowl or tray on the tied muslin that is on the strainer placed over a deep bowl. There must be the distance between the curd and the collected whey as the whey shouldn’t get back into it. For that purpose, place the whole set up in the refrigerator and wait for about 4 to 5 hours.
4) After the particular duration of the 4 to 5 hours, when the hung curd is ready, collect the hung curd with the help of spatula in a container. Cover the container with a lid and then place it in the refrigerator.
How to make shrikhand now?
1) Take 1 tablespoon of warm milk in a bowl and then mix in it the 3 to 4 pinches of saffron strands. After stirring place the bowl on aside.
2) Now make the powder of cardamoms and keep it on aside.
3) Now place the hung curd in a bowl and then add the ground or fine granulated sugar. Stir it to mix with the spatula or spoon.
4) In the hung curd, add the saffron milk and the crushed cardamoms and beat it with the help of an electric beater.
5) Blend or beat the curd until it becomes smooth. Add Sugar if require more according to your desire and choice.
6) The delicious shrikhand is ready We can serve chilled and enjoy with garnished nuts.
Servings shrikhand recipe
This Shrikhand recipe is for about 8 to 10 servings.
The nutritional value of the Shrikhand recipe 100 grams of shrikhand is that it provides about 178 kcal along with 4.03 g of fat, 28.95 g of carbohydrates and 7.49 g of proteins.