September 23, 2008 at 9:44 pm Leave a comment

Shrikhand always reminds me of all those festivals that I love.  This is very traditional sweet dish. The recipe of shrikhand has evolved over the period of time.  I remember my mother used to make yogurt/ curd at home and then make chakka. The mixing part always came to me. We have a special hand blender for this and that is called as puran yantra. Here’s a pic of it.


However nowadays readymade shrikhand and chakka both are easily available in stores. And being a true ‘Puneri’ how can I not mention Chitale’s!!! They have the best Shrikhand and Amrakhand (and I badly miss thatL). Amrakhand is mango flavored Shrikhand. Recently I came across blogs which have mentioned many recipes of flavored shrikhand. Few of the flavors were: pineapple, raspberries, strawberries, etc.

Here I have mentioned the plain Shrikhand recipe. It is a tried, tested (tasted) and successful recipe. Hope you all like it. 


– 1 container of whole milk yogurt. Any brand can be used but I prefer Dannon.  If you like shrikhand a bit sour (ambat/ khatta), I suggest use the yogurt available in Indian store and keep it outside for half a day. However, it is necessary that the yogurt is from whole milk only.

– 1- 1 ¼ cup sugar (or sugar substitute.)

– Few strands of saffron

– 1 tsp cardamom powder

– ½ tsp or less nutmeg powder

– Crushed almonds and/or cashews (optional) 

Method of preparation

1.    Take out the entire yogurt in a muslin cloth and hang it overnight or 7-8 hrs.

2.    Next day take out the yogurt in a bowl. (This is also called is chakka)

3.    Mix the sugar (or its substitute) 1 Tbs at a time. You can mix it by hand or in a food processor. Continue stirring till all the sugar melts.

4.    Take 1 Tbs of warm milk in a bowl and crush a pinch of saffron in it.  Keep it aside for 5-10 mins. Mix it in the above yogurt.

5.    Add some cardamom powder, nutmeg powder and nuts.

6.    Refrigerate it and serve cold.


1.    You can also use sugar substitute like splenda or equal.  This is very good option for diabetic people who have a sweet tooth.

2.    However, if you want to use splenda only because your weighing machine wants you to, then I would suggest to use atleast ¼ cup sugar and remaining splenda/equal. The reason is it gives more shine or glow to your shrikhand.  

3.    It tastes great when served puris.


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