HOLI SPECIAL SIX FLAVOURED SHRIKHAND

Hey Foodies,

Festival of colours is all here, wishing you a very Happy Holi! May God fill your life with all the colours!

Okay, Let me the history of the festival. In this festival of colours, why only play with colours? Let’s make a few colourful desserts which are easy to make.

Shrikhand is an Indian sweet dish made of strained yoghurt. It is one of the main desserts in Maharashtrian cuisine. To prepare shrikhand, yoghurt is tied in a muslin (malmal) cloth and left under pressure to drain.

I simply love to prepare this yummy dessert, these days anytime I crave for.

Shrikhand Variations

There are many different ingredients that you can add to this sweet and create different flavours of it.

I love to make Kesar Shrikhand as I can easily find the ingredients (Kesar and Elaichi) in my home throughout the year, so it gets easy to prepare this dessert.

Mango Shrikhand is also popular as Amrakhand and I recommend that you must try it, this mango season.

As the Holi festival is coming,  so I thought to make something colourful. That’s were this flavoured shrikhand came to my mind.

Here I tried some unique fusion version of shrikhand …

Black Grapes Shrikhand

Here’s the recipe.BLACK GRAPES  SHRIKHAND 
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Green Grapes Shrikhand 
Here’s the recipe..BLACK GRAPES  SHRIKHAND 
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Cranberry Shrikhand 
here’s the recipeCRANBERRY SHRIKHAND 
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Blueberry Shrikhand
 here’s the recipeCRANBERRY SHRIKHAND 
Strawberry Shrikhand
Here’s the recipeSTRAWBERRY SHRIKHAND
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Mango Shrikhand
here’s the recipeMANGO SHRIKHAND
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Try this colourful and Flavoured Shrikhand for your Holi. 

Tips to make the best Shrikhand:

  1. Try to use homemade fresh curd to make chakka. Store bought is usually sour and then your Shrikhand will not turn out good.
  2. 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.
  3. Don’t hurry up the process of removing the liquid from the curd. A good Shrikhand is thick and creamy and not watery.
  4. Add the flavouring in the Chakka only when ready to eat.
  5. You can skip adding saffron in the recipe and make plain one too.
  6. 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.
Wishing one and all a happy and colourful Holi!Thank you for stopping by and reading this post! I hope to see you again soon 🙂

 

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MANGO SHRIKHAND

Mango Shrikhand is a refreshing yoghurt based sweet dish. Shrikhand with mango makes it a very delicious dessert. This exotic dessert is easy to prepare and Shrikhand is often served with poori.

Mango Shrikhand is an Indian sweet made from hung curd (Greek yoghurt) and mangoes. It is a rich and creamy dessert made with few ingredients. Although Shrikhand is an integral part of Gujarati and Maharashtrian cuisine, it is relished all over India.

This Shrikhand is delicately flavoured with saffron and cardamom. The nuts add crunch to the otherwise soft and creamy dish. You may also check out our BLACK GRAPES  SHRIKHAND STRAWBERRY SHRIKHANDCRANBERRY SHRIKHAND 

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INGREDIENTS:

1 kilogram Curd (Yogurt)
200 grams Sugar
4 to 6 Almonds
4 Pistachio’s
½ teaspoon Cardamom powder
A few strands of Saffron
1 teaspoon Milk
1 cup mango puree

INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Tie the yoghurt in a muslin cloth and hang it overnight over a bowl, in the refrigerator, so as to drain all the water from the yoghurt.
  2. Soak the saffron in milk and set aside.
  3. Transfer the thick lump of yoghurt in a big bowl.
  4. Add sugar, saffron, cardamom and beat it with a hand blender to a smooth and creamy consistency.
  5. Now add the mango puree and mix well.
  6. You can also stir with a spoon and get a smooth Shrikhand. It will take a little more time and is a bit tedious but worth all the efforts.
  7. Mix in half of the nuts and keep it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours to chill.
  8. Serve garnished with rest of the nuts and mango pieces.

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BLACK GRAPES  SHRIKHAND 

Shrikhand is a popular dessert of Gujarati cuisine and it has become so famous that there have been several variations of this sweet dish.

Black grapes shrikhand is once such Fusion recipe and is prepared using hung curd, sugar and black grapes ..  You can make this flavourful dessert in under 30-minutes! So, don’t hold up and try this amazing dessert recipe for your loved ones and enjoy!

Make your everyday dessert a bit healthy and appetizing by adding any fruit of your choice. So try my version of a yummy Black Grapes Shrikhand, which is very easy and simple to prepare. They can be made in a jiffy and is best enjoyed chilled, garnished with chopped nuts.
This fruit based dessert is ideal for a Holi party or kids party. It will be a sure hit and kids especially will enjoy this visually appealing dessert. So check this fusion treat.

You may use Green grapes too for this recipe.

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you can also check my CRANBERRY SHRIKHAND STRAWBERRY SHRIKHAND

INGREDIENTS:
Hung yoghurt made from 2 cups yoghurt
2 cups black grapes
3 tbsp. sugar or to taste
1/4 tsp. cardamom powder
1 tsp. kewra water
chopped nuts, saffron & dry rose petals to garnish

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1.  Blend the grapes and simmer along with sugar till all the moisture has evaporated. Keep aside to cool.picsart_03-19-101064098609956509852.jpg
  2. Mix it along with the hung yoghurt and pass through a sieve for a smooth texture.
  3.  Add the cardamom powder and kewra water. Combine well and refrigerate for some time.
  4. Spoon into individual bowls. Garnish with chopped nuts, saffron and dry rose petals. Relish as an after meal dessert or anytime you desire.
  5. Blend the grapes into a puree.
  6.   Simmer along with sugar till all the moisture has evaporated. Keep aside to cool.
  7.  Mix it along with the hung yoghurt.
  8.  Pass through a sieve for a smooth texture.
  9. Add cardamom powder & kewra water. Combine well and refrigerate for
    some time.
  10.  Spoon into individual bowls. Garnish with chopped pistachios, almonds, raisins,
    saffron & rose petals. Relish as an after meal dessert or anytime you desire.

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STRAWBERRY SHRIKHAND

Shrikhand is served chilled as hung curd is the main ingredient or we can call it as a base ingredient. Usually, yoghurt is tied in a muslin cloth to drain out all the whey from it. After that sugar and flavourings can be added and mixed to the hung curd to make delicious shrikhand.

This strawberry shrikhand | Strawberry Yogurt Dessert is a fruity twist on a classic Indian dessert – Shrikhand. Instant Indian strawberry shrikhand is a great way to relish pretty candy-like strawberries.

Do try strawberry shrikhand, this is equally healthy and yum !!!!

INGREDIENTS:

1 Cup Hung Curd (Greek Yogurt)
1 Cup Strawberries (chopped)
3 tbsp castor sugar (depends on the sweetness of berries)
1/4th tsp cardamom powder

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Puree the chopped Strawberries with sugar using a mixer grinder.
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  2. Take hung curd in a bowl and beat it with cardamom powder.
  3. I used an electric beater. But you can also use a balloon whisk or hand beater.
    Whisk till the curd turns smooth.
  4. Add strawberry puree and whisk again till everything well combine.
  5. Pour it in individual bowls or earthen pots (I used small glasses here).
  6. Refrigerate it for an hour.
  7. Serve chilled.
NOTES
  • I used 500-gram thick yoghurt here, which gave me 1 cup hung curd.
  • You may use store brought curd or homemade curd for making shrikhand.
  • Make sure your yoghurt is fresh. Never use sour yoghurt.
  • To make hung curd take a muslin cloth, spread the cloth on a sieve/ strainer, pour
  • the curd in the cloth. Now bring the ends of the cloth together and hand it on
  • support to drain the water from the curd.  It may take 3-4 hours for making shrikhand.

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CRANBERRY SHRIKHAND 

Shrikhand is a popular Indian sweet from the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra. Eaten and enjoyed all over the world with the common forms being the Cardamom Shrikhand and the Mango Shrikhand. Many delicious variations are possible and can be made as per the taste and cravings. I used the Cranberries to make my Shrikhand and also added chopped almonds soaked in water to give the soft yet nutty taste to the Shrikhand.
These chewy dried cranberries make a good addition to your shrikhand.
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Do try out this amazing but simple recipe and am sure you will make it again and again.
This is Cooking Simplified for you.

INGREDIENTS :

350 gm hung curd.
150 gm Crushed sugar.
100 gm cranberries (Dried).
20 Almonds soaked in water and peeled
3 tbsp Warm water

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Soak the dried Cranberries in the warm water so that they become soft. Crush the berries gently.
  2. Make sure that the hung curd is drained well.
  3. Take the hung curd in a big bowl and add in the crushed sugar.
  4. Beat well so that the curd becomes smooth and creamy and all the sugar is blended into the hung curd.
  5. Mix & add the crushed cranberries to the curd mix. mix well.
  6. Chop the peeled almonds into long thin pieces. Add to the curd and mix gently.
  7. The Shrikhand is ready. Chill in the refrigerator.
  8. Serve chilled garnished with some more cranberries, almonds and mint leaves and enjoy.
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    NOTES:

  9. Try to drain the hung curd well to get thick and creamy Shrikhand.
  10. Add only as much water as needed to soak the cranberries.
  11. Adjust the quantity of sugar as per your taste.
  12. You can use blueberries instead of cranberries .

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THE CRISPY PULAO BALLS WITH STRAWBERRY CHUTNEY

How can leftover Pulav and veggies be used to win your kids’ hearts? It might sound like a riddle to you, but it is possible as you will see from this recipe. Cooked pulao and colourful vegetables are used to make a mildly spiced dough that is shaped into balls and deep-fried.
Broccoli, as we all know, is very healthy food. It is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Protein, Vitamin E & calcium. So we must add such healthy food to our diet.
This is a wonderful way to include veggies like broccoli into your kids’ diet, and an intelligent alternative to store-bought fries, chips and cheese balls.
The Crispy Pulao Balls are really so crunchy outside and soft inside that your kids will love it!
leftover pulao, chopped onions, capsicum, green chilli and some cheese
I really like this kind of recipes where we can create a new dish out of some leftover dish. And if the taste of a new dish is so amazing then what is left to complain
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INGREDIENTS:
2 cups leftover pulao/rice
1 onion chopped
1 small capsicum chopped ( you can use green, red yellow )
1 cup broccoli grated
1 green chilli seeds removed and chopped
1 tbsp chopped coriander
2 cheese cubes grated
Salt and pepper to taste (taste before adding as pulao and cheese already have salt)
2 tbsp plain flour/ maida
water to make a thick paste
Breadcrumbs to roll balls
oil for deep frying
INSTRUCTIONS: 
  1. Mash pulao with your hands. Add chopped onions, capsicum, green chillies, coriander leaves & broccoli.img-20190310-wa00392397961389940278234.jpg
  2. Add grated cheese, salt, and pepper. you will have to taste the pulao first and add salt and pepper accordingly. Mix everything thoroughly.
  3. Make small balls by rolling the mixture in your hands.img-20190310-wa00419035280312369009000.jpg
  4. Make a thick paste of plain flour with water. Dip rice balls in the flour paste.
  5. Roll the balls in the breadcrumbs so that they are coated uniformly.img-20190310-wa00405286687122468847202.jpg
  6. All the balls are ready for frying. you can keep these in the fridge for some time and deep fry them just before serving.
  7. Tasty yummy irresistible rice balls are ready. Serve them with Strawberry spinach chutney
Strawberry Spinach Almond chutney :
Strawberry 1/2 cup
Spinach 1/2 cup
Almonds 5-6
salt as per taste
green chilli 1
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Combine all ingredients together and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste.
Serve fresh.
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NOTES:
  •  Leftover pulav had potato, carrot, and peas. that is why I have not added them separately. If you are making these balls with plain rice feel free to add as many vegetables as you like. your kids will still devour these rice balls.