Kesar Srikhand is a traditional Maharashtrian dessert made using fresh yogurt and powdered sugar. Here is a traditional recipe to make Srikhand.

Kesar Shrikhand

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 188 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Kesar Shrikhand is a traditional Maharashtrian dessert made using fresh yogurt and powdered sugar. Here is a traditional recipe to make Shrikhand.

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Ingredients

  • 15-20 strands Saffron
  • 2 tbsp Milk Warm
  • 3 cups Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder
  • Dry fruit slivers for garnishing

Instructions

  1. Soak saffron in milk for 3-4 hours.

  2. Hang yogurt in a muslin cloth for 3-4 hours.
  3. Remove the thick yogurt from the cloth in a bowl.
  4. This thick yogurt is called chakka.
  5. Add powdered sugar, cardamom powder and saffron milk in the chakka and mix well.
  6. Transfer the srikhand in the serving bowls.
  7. Garnish with slivered dry fruits.
  8. Chill in the refrigerator before serving.
  9. Serve with puri or as such.

Recipe Notes

Try to use homemade fresh curd to make chakka. Store bought is usually sour and then your Shrikhand will not turn out good.

After pouring the curd in muslin cloth, keep the bowl with the strainer in the refrigerator and let it hang inside the refrigerator. It will prevent the curd from turning sour.

Don't hurry up the process of removing the liquid from the curd. A good Shrikhand is thick and creamy and not watery.

Add the flavouring in the Chakka only when ready to eat.

You can skip adding saffron in the recipe and make plain one too.

Only add powdered sugar to the shrikhand. If you add normal sugar, it will not dissolve properly and will come in your mouth. To powder the sugar, add it in a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition Facts
Kesar Shrikhand
Amount Per Serving
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 93mg4%
Potassium 359mg10%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 235mg24%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.