Shrikhand Recipe: How To Make Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand At Home

By: Sowmya Subramanian

Kesar elaichi shrikhand recipe, also simply known as shrikhand, is an authentic sweet of the Maharashtrian and Gujarati cuisines. It is made by blending hung curd with sugar powder and topped with cardamom, saffron and nuts. The Gujarati/Maharashtrian thali meal is incomplete without having the shrikhand on the plate.

Shrikhand is a quick and simple sweet to make at home and hence is a go-to for festivities and celebrations. It is creamy and smooth in consistency and rich in flavour, and a small amount would fill up the stomach easily. The homemade shrikhand recipe usually goes well with pooris and is a common weekend breakfast option in Maharashtra.

If you would like to try this kesar elaichi shrikhand at home, here is a step by step procedure with images and a video on how to make the same.

SHRIKHAND RECIPE VIDEO

shrikhand recipe
SHRIKHAND RECIPE | HOW TO MAKE KESAR ELAICHI SHRIKHAND | HUNG CURD SRIKHAND RECIPE | HOMEMADE SHRIKHAND
Shrikhand Recipe | How To Make Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand | Hung Curd Srikhand Recipe | Homemade Shrikhand
Prep Time
8 Hours
Cook Time
10 Mins
Total Time
8 Hours 10 Mins

Recipe By: Meena Bhandari

Recipe Type: Sweets

Serves: 1 medium size bowl

Ingredients
  • Thick curd - 500 g

    Powdered sugar - 3 tbsp

    Saffron (kesar) - 8-9 strands

    Rose water - 1 tsp

    Cardamom (elaichi) - 3 pods

    De-shelled pistachios (soaked and sliced) - 2-3 nuts

Red Rice Kanda Poha
How to Prepare
  • 1. Take an empty bowl and place the strainer on top.

    2. Double a kitchen cloth and put it on the strainer.

    3. Pour the curd in the cloth, hold up the ends of the cloth and squeeze it gently.

    4. Once the water starts draining, keep it back on the strainer and refrigerate this for 6-8 hours.

    5. Take 2 tablespoons of hung curd in a bowl and add powdered sugar to it.

    6. Soak 4-5 saffron strands in rose water for about a minute or two.

    7. Pour it in the bowl and blend the content thoroughly.

    8. Next, pound the cardamom pods with a pestle and add it to the shrikhand and mix well.

    9. Sprinkle pistachio pieces and saffron strands on the shrikhand for garnishing.

Instructions
  • 1. You can add mango pulp to the shrikhand while blending it, to get the famous amarkhand recipe.
  • 2. Whisking the hung curd mixture is a good option to get a smoother consistency.
Nutritional Information
  • Serving Size - 1 small bowl
  • Calories - 288 Cal
  • Fat - 7.8 g
  • Protein - 5.1 g
  • Carbohydrates - 49.2 g
  • Sugar - 42.3 g
  • Fibre - 0.5 g

STEP BY STEP - HOW TO MAKE SHRIKHAND AT HOME

1. Take an empty bowl and place the strainer on top.

shrikhand recipe

2. Double a kitchen cloth and put it on the strainer.

shrikhand recipe

3. Pour the curd in the cloth, hold up the ends of the cloth and squeeze it gently.

shrikhand recipe
shrikhand recipe

4. Once the water starts draining, keep it back on the strainer and refrigerate this for 6-8 hours.

shrikhand recipe
shrikhand recipe

5. Take 2 tablespoons of hung curd in a bowl and add powdered sugar to it.

shrikhand recipe
shrikhand recipe

6. Soak 4-5 saffron strands in rose water for about a minute or two.

shrikhand recipe

7. Pour it in the bowl and blend the content thoroughly.

shrikhand recipe

8. Next, pound the cardamom pods with a pestle and add it to the shrikhand and mix well.

shrikhand recipe
shrikhand recipe

9. Sprinkle pistachio pieces and saffron strands on the shrikhand for garnishing.

shrikhand recipe
shrikhand recipe
shrikhand recipe
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