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shrikhand with greek yogurt

By: DAsana
Region: Indian
Dish:Vegetarian - Desserts
Servings: 3
Time to Prepare: 15 Mins


1.5 cups chilled greek yogurt or greek style yogurt, 400 grams
teaspoon cardamom powder or 2 to 3 green cardamoms, crushed to powder in a mortar pestle
2 to 3 pinches nutmeg powder or ⅛ teaspoon
⅓ cup to cup fine sugar or organic unrefined sugar or powdered sugar, add as required
to 1 tbsp milk
a pinch of saffron strands
a few dry fruits, sliced or chopped (optional)


In a small bowl, take to 1 tbsp milk and warm it on a stove top or in a microwave. add a pinch of saffron strands. stir and keep aside.
then in a mixing bowl take 1.5 cups chilled greek yogurt (about 400 grams).
add ⅓ cup fine sugar. i used unrefined organic cane sugar. you can also add powdered sugar instead. add sugar as per taste. first add ⅓ cup and if required you can add 1 to 2 tablespoon more. for a more sweet taste, you can add cup sugar.
with a wired whisk and with brisk round movements, mix the sugar with the yogurt, as well as beat the yogurt till it becomes smooth and without any tiny yogurt granules.
you should get a smooth, creamy consistency in the yogurt.
now add the saffron soaked milk and tsp cardamom powder and 2 to 3 pinches of nutmeg powder.
mix again very well.
cover the shrikhand bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes to a couple of hours. you can also keep overnight or for a couple of days.
while serving, sprinkle some sliced or chopped dry fruits (almonds, cashews, pistachios, chironji) and 2 to 3 saffron strands (optional). i used chopped cashews for garnish. serve this greek yogurt shrikhand plain as a dessert or accompanied with pooris or chapatis.


shrikhand recipe with greek yogurt. shrikhand is a thick, creamy indian dessert made with hung curd. a basic shrikhand recipe has the hung curd sweetened with sugar and flavored with aromatic spices cardamom powder, saffron and nutmeg powder.

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