- 2 cups thick curds made with full cream milk(It should be a little sour)
- Approximately 3/4th to 1 cup powdered sugar (adjust to individual taste.)
- 10 strands of saffron soaked in 1 tbsp warm milk
- 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg powder
- Almond and pistachio slivers (optional) to garnish
- Place the thick curds on a muslin cloth, tie it in a bundle and place in a siever with a weight on top to drain for atleast three hours untill the water content (whey) has drained off in a deep container below.
- In a mixing bowl combine the hung curds, sugar,and blend the mix using a blender in spurts to get an even creamy texture. DO NOT run the blender for long at one go as it can result in a runny shrikhand.
- Add the saffron mixture, cardamom powder, nutmeg powder and mix well. Garnish with cardamom powder and strands of saffron.
- Refrigerate covered for at least an hour.
- Serve chilled with hot puris or even as a sweet dessert.
- The thickness and sweetness of the shrikhand depends on individual taste. Some like it sweet while some like it sweet and tart. Adjust taste accordingly.
Procedure and TIP to prepare thick curds :
- Boil milk in a pan, switch off flame and set aside till warm to touch.
- Line the insides of the bowl with
- yoghurt and then add the warm milk and the rest of the yoghurt and stir. This tip will result in thick curds. Keep aside in a warm place for atleast 8 to 10 hours to set.
- Use warm mlik in winter and milk at room temperature in summer to set curds
- Warm the saffron strands on a pan and then add to warm milk. It’ll release more colour and flavour too.
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