Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Cardamom Flavoured Shreekhand with Mango bites

S had a craving for shreekhand, upon his request I was all set to make the good old shreekhand, the way my mom makes it. I was a bit tempted to make aamkhand but stuck to usual plain shreekhand but added a zing to it by serving it with ripe mango chopped finely.

Ingredients:

1 litre milk
1-2 tsp curd/buttermilk/juice of half a lemon
4-5 tbsp sugar
3/4th tsp cardamom powder
1 small ripe mango, peeled and finely chopped
A generous pinch of saffron soaked in 1-2 tbsp milk
2-3 tbsp chopped nuts ( I used almonds)

Method:
Boil the milk and set it aside to cool.
Add 1-2 tsp curd/buttermilk/lemon juice to the milk when it is tepid, stir gently cover and leave it for 5-6 hours undisturbed.
After the milk has curdled, pour it on to a muslin cloth, tie it up and hang it for 6-7 hours. By doing this all the whey from the curdled milk drips down and you are left with thick cheesy residue.
Transfer the cheesy curd to a bowl add sugar, saffron infused milk, cardamom powder, and mix thoroughly (you could use a hand blender) to get a smooth texture.
Check for the sweetness and adjust the sugar according to your taste.
If the shreekhand is very thick add a spoon or two of cold milk mix well.
Refrigerate and serve chilled garnished with nuts and mango pieces.

P.S: Friends I’m taking a short break of about a week. Wouldn’t be able to visit your blogs and leave a comment during the break. I will surely try to catch up with all the lovely recipe posts that I’ve missed. Enjoy and Happy Blogging :)

48 comments:

Lavanya said...

looks yummy..lovely click too!!

Superchef said...

mm..yummy yummy shrikhand!! adding mango is defnitely a great idea..just the perfect zing for it and mangoes are totally in season too!! :)

have fun during the break. Will miss you, but see ya soon! :)

Smitha said...

My look at that thick yummy tempter.Awesome. I have a doubt Suparna and feel there's no one else better than u to clear it for me.Is misti doi and shrikand the same???

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Lovely layered Shreekhand, its so nice to see the mangoes on top... Lotta nuts wow I am tempted... Take your time dear will wait for more refreshing recipes ;)

DEESHA said...

shrikhand looks awesome .. & with those mango bites, yumm

Asha said...

Great combo flavor and texture, Mango, Cardamom and thick Yogurt! YUM!

Varsha Vipins said...

Thats a nice twist to the yummy Shrikand Sups..:)..enjoy ur break n rock on..:)

ARUNA said...

shreekand looks just perfect with that mango touch!!!

Lisa said...

I've never made this, but it certainly sounds and looks delicious!

Priya Sriram said...

Shreekand with mangoes look completely yumm and delicious Suparna! Have a great time there! :)

FoodyGuru (Srimathi) said...

Shreekhand must have tasted yummy with the addition of mango. My sister loves Shreekhand she would have the whole bowl in minutes.

Parita said...

Elaichi shrikhand is my favorite..yours look delicious...

phanitha said...

shreekhand looks lovely...

Gita's Kitchen said...

Delicious shrikand...love the pieces mango garnished on top, yummy :)

Suparna said...

Thanks for ur time and comments dearies :)

Smitha-
Misti doi and Shreekhand are not quite same :).Misti doi is a Bengali dessert which has mousse kinda consitency, it's actually curd made out of sweetened milk(condensed milk),yogurt,bit of caramalised sugar,evaporated milk, some use sour cream too... it is set either naturally/by baking/pressure cooking. Tastes best when served chilled preferably in earthenware bowls/mini pots.

Shreekhand is a Gujarathi dessert which is made from cheesy thick residue obtained by hung curd, it is sweetened later.Shreekhand has a ting of sourness. There are various methods of preparing both the desserts. Now a days there are even timesaver Instant methods where u needn't wait for hours together to savour the delicay :) opinions may differ....this is my view dear.
Thanks for your visit and comments, keep visiting.
TC

Soma said...

Love Love Love shrikhand. now summer coming I will make it ever so often & with mango it is just next to heaven:-)

last had mishti doi ( the red one if you know what i am talking about) when we went to india 4 years back:-(
Soma (www.ecurry.com)

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! yummy looking recipe ...drooling here right now ..pass me dear ..plzzzz

Cham said...

Perfectly flavored for my taste buds, love yogurt, mango and nuts!

Ashwini said...

Love Shreekhand. Nice combination of flavours.

Ramki said...

Shrikhand is one of my alltime favourite desserts. Thanks for the delicious recipe !

Prathibha said...

Looking delicious......very creamy...yummy..

Vibaas said...

yummy, yummy..esp. with the mango chunks!

Maya said...

Cool Shrikhand with some hot puris, pure bliss..Am craving for some now..

Varunavi said...

Shrikhand is my fav and kids fav :)

Priya said...

U r tempting me with ur delicious shrikhand Suparna, its quite a long i prepared it!

Arch said...

Mmmmm, looks awesome...lovely one Suparna...Absolutely love shrikhand...

Uma said...

shrikand looks so good and yummy. Love the addition of mango and nuts.

Ann said...

Shrikhand looks yummy with mango.. Perfect season to try this!!

Ushanandini said...

Shreekhand looks awesome! Love the idea of adding mango zing in the shreekhand!

indhu said...

absolutely in love with this recipe... and with mangoes - yummm :)

- Indhu (www.thayirsaadham.com)

Sushma said...

this is lovely Suparna.., slurpp

Akal's Saappadu said...

this one is soooo tempting! Have a great week Suparna, Enjoy!

Valarmathi said...

Hi Suparna

Thanks for visiting my blog. You too have very nice blog. Keep visiting.

Deepa Hari said...

Shreekhand looks lovely with those mango bites Suparna...Good one.

Sophie said...

What a pretty and yummy dessert! It looks like it'd be great for summer. I'd like to share it with our blog readers :), please email me at sophie@keyingredient.com if you're interested.

Have a great weekend!

Arch said...

Yummy looking shrikhand, my friend in Ahmedabad maked something makes this and adds a scoop of ice cream, which makes it creamier and then tiny mango pieces, its a wonderful addition. This looks fab !

Chitra said...

very new to me...thanks for sharing an yummy sweet:)

Aparna said...

Shrikand and mango is a wonderful combination. And its mango season here right now.

Le @HC said...

Shrikand is looking good with mango pieces .. On this host summer day, u can understand why..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

thanks for visiting my blog suparna. shrikand looks fabulous!!

AnuSriram said...

Looks awesome.. wonderful click!

a2zvegetariancuisine said...

Thanks for visiting our blog, Excellent recipe with nuts and fruit pieces. Have a box of mangoes at home, will definetly try out your recipe.

Vicky Xavier. said...

Mango shirkhand looks fabulous ...yummy.

homecooked said...

This looks so delicous!!!! Absolutely perfect for hot summers! Wish I could have a bowl of that :(

Suparna said...

Thanks friends for ur visit and comments :)keep visiting
TC

Asha said...

Happy Mother's day Suparna, I will see you in June. Yes, I will check your blog for pics of trip when I come back. Hugs!:))

Smitha said...

Thanks Suparna for the detailed explanation of misti doi. I knew I had asked the right person to clear my doubt:) Thanks again.
Now comes the next favor I have to ask off you. Can you post a recipe of misti doi. It sounded so good when u explained it , that I have to make it:)
I'm sure I've become a pain in the neck.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Love it. I like the mango twist.