Shrikhand is basically a dessert from Gujarati and Maharashtrian cuisine. However, its taste has made it world-popular. Although, it takes a lot of time to prepare the recipe, but the end result is just delicious. Try out the recipe, it is perfect and healthy for hot summers. You will forget the ice-cream.

Preparation Time: 2 hours
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2

  • 2.5 cups yogurt (dahi)
  • 50 grams sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 7 to 8 strands of saffron
  • 6 green cardamom (powdered)
  • 10 pistachio (sliced into pieces)
  • 10 almonds (blanched and sliced into pieces)

Preparation Instructions:

  • Tie yogurt in a clean muslin or cotton cloth and hang it for two hours to drain the water from yogurt. You can press the yogurt from outside the cloth to drain the water.
  • Dissolve saffron in a tbsp of lukewarm milk and set aside.
  • After 2 hours, take out the strained yogurt in a bowl. Add sugar and mix well till the sugar dissolves.
  • Add cardamom powder and dissolved saffron along with milk. Mix again.
  • Add half of almonds and pistachios to the mixture. Mix well. Transfer in a glass bowl and refrigerate for two hours.
  • Take it out of refrigerator after two hours, mix again, garnish with the leftover almonds and pistachios and serve chilled shrikhand.


  • You can crush the sugar into powder to dissolve quickly and easily.

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