Mango Shrikhand or Amrakhand is a traditional Gujarati – Maharashtrian recipe made using hung curd and fresh mango puree. It’s served as a dessert or side dish with poori. Here is how to make it.
Looking for something sweet to serve after your everyday meals, something that is Indian and is easy to make? Then your search ends here!
Because today, I will show how to make Shrikhand at home. Shrikhand is a traditional sweet recipe that is very popular in the Northern part of India and many families serve it chilled after their everyday meals.
Made with hung curd, this sweet is light and perfect for those summery meals.
It is a must in Gujarati and Maharashtrian households and you will find them in the menu of their Summer weddings.
While the traditional Shrikhand is very popular, today we will give it a twist with one of my favourite fruits, the king of fruits, Mangoes.
As Mangoes are in season, I thought why not give this traditional Shrikhand recipes some more flavour and taste.
The day I tried my hands on this Mango Shrikhand, I can proudly vouch for it, that this will be your new Summer favourite.
I make it fresh and store it in the refrigerator for a few days, so that whenever we have sweet cravings, we can relish on this Mango Shrikhand.
So beat the heat with this Mango Shrikhand and satisfy your sweet tooth with this simple and easy sweet.
What is Shrikhand?
Shrikhand is a sweet dish made using hung curd. It is basically an assortment of silky smooth curd and crunch of dry fruits.
It is a delight to eat and a breeze to make. There are many different ingredients that you can add to Shrikhand and create a different flavour out of it.
Shrikhand is quite popular in Gujarat and Maharashtra as a dessert or a side dish that is savoured with joy along with Poori.
Mango Shrikhand is one variation of this dessert which I love because of my love for mangoes. It is also popularly known as Amrakhand.
But apart from Mango flavour, you also get other variations like Butter Scotch Shrikhand, Orange Shrikhand, Pineapple Shrikhand, Strawberry Shrikhand to name a few.
I like Aam Shrikhand as the light flavour of kesar (saffron) and mango perfectly blend with each other.
If you do not feel like adding Kesar, then you may blend the mango puree with hung curd, your dessert will still taste yummy.
Or better than that, you may even prepare some piping hot Poori and serve them along with chilled Kesar Aam Srikhand.
So this summer, get ready with some hung curd and mango puree and make delicious, chilled Amrakhand within minutes.
If you liked this recipe then do share it with your loved ones and let them make this yummy dessert, side dish this summer as well.
Pro Tips by Neha
The mango that you are should be really ripe and juicy. The ones we get in Indian are perfect to make shrikhand.
But while our stay in the US, the mangoes that I came across were not as juicy and ripe.
So if you live in the US, I suggest either using canned mango puree or visit a nearby Indian store to get the mangoes.
If you are using homemade curd, make sure to hand it in a muslin cloth for at least an hour.
We are looking at thick curd here with minimal liquid. Using greek yogurt is another option and you don’t have to hand it as it is already quite thick.
You can have this dish for Vrat or Indian fasting.
Never use a blender to mix the curd with mango puree.
It will make the consistency of the curd very thin. Always use a handheld whisk to mix everything.
How to make it with Greek Yogurt?
To make Mango Shrikhand with Greek yogurt, you don’t have to hang the curd since Greek yogurt is quite thick.
Just whisk it well and add the mango puree, cardamom powder, and powdered sugar and you are good to go.
The benefit of using greek yogurt to make shrikhand is that you can make it instantly. You don’t have to wait after hanging the curd.
Can you use Canned Mango Puree to make it?
Canned puree works well to make Amrakhand. In case fresh mango is not available, you can use canned one.
But the taste might differ and remember, fresh mangoes tastes way much better than the canned mango puree.
Which Mangoes are best to make it?
You can buy either Kesar or Alphonso variety to make this Shrikhand.
How to make it using Sour Cream?
Replace hung curd or Greek yogurt with sour cream to make the shrikhand. Keep the remaining recipe the same.
You can serve this Aam Shrikhand along with hot puffed Puri.
You can also serve it as a sweet dish after your everyday Indian meals.
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Step by Step Recipe
Take a muslin cloth or a kitchen tissue and spread it on a big bowl. Pour the curd in the cloth. Now bring the ends of the cloth together and hang it on support to drain the water from the curd. Let the curd hang for 2-3 hours.
The thick curd that is collected now is called CHAKKA.
Mix the chakka with the remaining ingredients.
Whisk nicely to make it smooth.
Mango Shrikhand Recipe
- 1 kg Curd
- 1/2 cup Mango Puree
- 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
- 1 pinch Saffron
- 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
- Take a muslin cloth and spread it on a big bowl.
- Pour the curd in the cloth.
- Now bring the ends of the cloth together and hang it on a support to drain the water from the curd.
- Let the curd hang for 2-3 hours.
- The thick curd that is collected now is called CHAKKA.
- Mix the chakka with the remaining ingredients.
- Whisk nicely to make it smooth.
- Transfer in the serving bowls.
- Garnish with almond and pistachio slivers.
- Served chilled as is or with Poories.