✓ Gluten Free
✓ Egg Free
٭ Nut Free Option
According to The Historical Dictionary of Indian Food, Shrikhand has been a part of Gujarati-Indian cuisine since 500 BCE. The History of Fermented Foods adores Shrikhand, by virtue of its simplicity, was a dessert relished by socio-economic classes across the spectrum. The traditional recipe has not changed for more than 2,000 years. The ingredients are few, and easily found in most homes. You can vary up the basic recipe to create many different riffs on the theme.
1 liter yoghurt (Greek is best as it is thicker than natural yoghurt)
1 cup white sugar
4-5 pods cardamom
A few strands of saffron (optional)
2-4 Tbsp warm milk
2-3 Tbsps pistachios, flaked (or any nuts of your choice)
Sensuous, silken Shrikhand – that can be served before, after or instead of a meal, the Queen of Desserts!