Friday, May 11, 2012

Happy Mother’s Day / Shrikand / Flavored Yoghurt dessert:

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Happy Mother’s Day ~ Celebrating with Shrikand
Hy Friends,
Happy Mother’s Day to all my dear friends &  lovely moms reading !
I wish you a very warm and thoughtful day full of the love & appreciation from your kids. 
I am eternally thankful for my mom & try let her know thoughout the year of my appreciation. 
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY MOM…I LOVE YOU..:)
You truly are one amazing mom ..may your year be filled with laughter &  love..! 
In this special day, I am glad to share the all time favorite recipe -  Shrikand. 
Shrikand is one of the famous Indian festive sweet made of strained Yoghurt. It is an easy dessert recipe, so that anyone can make at home. 
This chunky creamy delicacy is made from fresh low fat yoghurt. And is flavored with saffron, cardamom & pistachios. 
It is a ready to serve dessert & is popular all over the world coz or its wonderful taste & ease in preparing. 
Give a try & enjoy..!
Ingredients:
  • Fresh Yoghurt                           - 1 large bowl
  • Saffron                                     - a few strands
  • Warm milk                                 - 1 tbsp
  • Sugar                                       - ½ cup
  • Cardamom pwd                         - ¾ tsp
  • Pistachio & almond nuts     - for garnishing
Method:
  1. First to prepare Chakka, we need a clean muslin cloth.
  2. Spread the muslin cloth over a bowl.
  3. Carefully pour the thick curd / yoghurt on it.
  4. Lift up and tie the ends together.
  5. Hang it over the sink, so that the whey water drains.
  6. If needed, hang it over a vessel to collect this water from yoghurt.
  1. Hang it overnight or for 5 to 5 hrs, so that all the water content drains.
  1. This strained and drained curd is called  Chakka.
  2. Take this into a bowl.
  1. Dissolve the saffron strands in warm milk.
  2. Add sugar, cardamom pwd, saffrom mixture and combine.
  1. Keep aside for 25 to 30 mins to allow sugar to dissolve.
  1. Stir once in a while till all the sugar dissolves.
  2. Now, churn the ingredients using the hand blender.
  1. Add crushed pistachio  & almond nuts.
  1. Transfer to a glass serving bowl.
  1. Garnish with more chopped pistachios & almonds.
  1. Serve it at room termperature or chill it  for 1 to 2 hrs before serving.
  1. Enjoy creamy & delicious Shrikand at home...:)
Once again ,  Happy Mother’s Day to everyone..!

100 comments:

  1. Looks yummy healthy and wholesome !

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  2. I baked something too this Mother's Day. I baked Horlicks Layer Cake for my Mother In Law. Happy Mother's Day to you.

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  3. yummy..lovely presentation dear!
    Spicy-Aroma

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  4. This is one gorgeous , refreshing and healthy dessert ! And with saffron ?! It's decadently fantastic ! :D

    Have a great Mother's Day , Jay ! Let the kids do all the housework even for just a day ! hahahaha

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  5. Looks delicious!
    http://followfoodie.blogspot.com/

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  6. Happy Mother's day dear. Shrikhand looks awesome.

    Deepa

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  7. wow awesome dear...luv this...happy mothers day to u too!

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  8. I can promise jay there was one happy mum on the day....i love this recipe and looks so so temptg

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  9. smooth,delicious and perfectly done..lovely presentation..

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  10. woww!! delicious for the mother's day!!

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  11. Wow this looks delicious. Never had shrikand before. I am going to try this! Thanks for sharing

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  12. Yummy bowl of Shrikand. Nice presentation.

    Vardhini
    CooksJoy

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  13. yummy and tempting shrikhand.Happy mothers day to u too.

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  14. So creamy & satiny!!!! Love it with pooris!!!!
    Prathima ao
    Prats Corner

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  15. Hello,
    it looks very testy! Happy mother's day to you all!
    Serena

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  16. its lovely presentation jay. i love shrikhand like anything and just lick it off just like tht

    happy mother's day to all the moms

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  17. Jay .... Happy Mothers Day :) And with such a delectable dessert it can make anybody smile.

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  18. Nice dessert . I have in my mind a cheesecake with this shrikand .
    Happy mother's day to you too.

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  19. What a sweet post Jay and the shrikhand looks yum :-)

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  20. That looks really lovely! Great dessert.

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    Regards
    Spoon and Chopsticks
    http://spoon-and-chopsticks.blogspot.com/

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  21. Thanks friends for sweet n lovely comments...keep in touch..;)

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  22. What a tasty dessert!

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  23. Happy Mother's day to u too Jay.
    Love the srikhand.

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  24. Shrikand looks very yummy ........... Happy Mother's Day to U ..............

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  25. What a beautiful dessert.

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  26. Happy Mother's day to you too...

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  27. enjoy your mother's day. Shrikhand is my fav sweet. yours looks awesome.

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  28. Una buona serata e felice domenica...ciao

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  29. Jay, thank you so much for the greetings, Happy mother´s day too for the moms in your family!! They must have enjoyed this dessert!

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  30. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO JAY AND EVERYONE THROUGH TASTY APPETITE... I like Yogurt, healthy and yummy... thanks JAY...

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  31. Happy mother's day to you, too Jay...nicely prepared Shrikhand, nice click

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  32. Beautiful ... Happy Mothers Day!

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  33. thanks for making my day with your valuable suggestions & comments..:)

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  34. What a lovely and creamy dessert!Sounds so refreshing and delicious!Have a great weekend!

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  35. Creamy and yum dessert,love the presentation..

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  36. I love your post and your cream!

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  37. Una deliciosa crema muy tentadora...Feliz día de las madres muchas bendiciones y alegrías por siempre,abrazos hugs,hugs.

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  38. Love this simple sweet dish! happy Mother's day!

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  39. Looks delicious, I love desserts! Yum!

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  40. Yummy looking dessert!

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  41. Happy Mother's day
    Is the difference between Shrikand of Western India and misti dhoi of Bengal only in flavour?

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  42. Perfect dish for mom...happy mothers day, Jay.

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  43. Happy Mothers Day... yummylicious... I can feel d taste... slurrpppp..

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  44. Hi Jay,
    This dessert is new to me.
    But i can see it is really health and yummy..:)
    Wish you 'Happy Mother's Day' too.

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  45. Perfect light dessert...
    happy mother's day

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  46. hi jay, how nice of you to share this great flavored yogurt for mothers day. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO YOU

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  47. Hi Jay,

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Love your dessert-just my kind of thing-you have some lovely recipes and I’ll look forward to reading your blog!

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  48. That is a gorgeous looking Shrikhand Jay, love the first picture!! A very happy Mother's Day to you!

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  49. amazing looking shrikhand!!!!!!!!!creamy and yummy.

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  50. Very sweet post! Looks very delicious and nice summer treat! Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful moms in the world. :-)

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  51. This is such a lovely post and recipe, Jay.
    I'd like to thank you for visiting my blog so regularly, you are a wonderful friend :)

    Hugs

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  52. Happy Mother's Day to you and your mom!

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  53. Happy Mothers Day to you too dearie! Hey did you know something? I had some yoghurt with some almond and fruits just now ;))))

    May I have some of yours now...too tempting ya!

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  54. Looks just great. I love shrikhand. And that is a large helping that I could devour at one go.

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  55. Yummy and wish you a Happy Mother's Day too!

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  56. Yummy sweet to celebrate a lovely day!

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  57. Hola Jay. Exquisito y delicioso postre. Me ha encantado. Debe estar de rechupete.
    Saludos

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  58. Thanks, Jay, for your note. I am your latest follower. I hope you will visit Buttercupland often!

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  59. I CANNOT stop thinking about this. I have to make it!! Yummy!
    http://cosmopolitancurrymania.blogspot.com

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  60. Cooling and refreshing dessert and love it all the way. Happy Mother's day to you too Jay.

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  61. Bonne fête à toutes les mamans du monde. Un dessert des plus délicieux.
    J'aime beaucoup cette consistance.
    See soon

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  62. Happy Mother's day Jay. What a awesome way to celebrate mother's day. Shrikanad is absolutely delicious.

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  63. Yummy, perfect recipe for Mothers Day :)

    http://shwetainthekitchen.blogspot.com/

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  64. Ahhhaaa..!!! I want to swallow it right away..!!!:)

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  65. Feliz día de la madre , este postre me ha enamorado, tengo todos los ingredientes y en un momento lo voy a preparar, besos

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  66. Jay! what a visual treat this srikand is - too good dear - Happy Happy mother's day to you too :) How is your daughter with her lovely lashes :))?

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  67. Superb....happy mother's day

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  68. Wow, so delicious and tasty!Never tried making it but will surely give it a try :)

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  69. Delicious this dessert and very very inviting. Lovely after a big meal.

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  70. Sounds good, Jay. I've never had saffron and wonder what it tastes like. I've heard that saffron is very expensive.

    Thanks for the Mother's Day greeting.

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  71. Happy mother's day Jay.
    Thanks for visiting Cooking Jingalala

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  72. Sounds very interesting!

    Thanks for stopping by Dreaming and
    joining the fun.

    Melinda

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  73. What a tempting picture, looks so delicious..

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  74. Woww!!My fav shrikhand..Wonderful presentation. Perfect dessert for Mother's day!!Wish you happy mother's day!

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  75. Happy Mother's Day, hope you had a wonderful day.

    Shrikhand looks rich and yummy, love the addition of saffron.

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  76. yummy yum Shrikhand :) Happy Mother's Day to u too :)

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  77. Wat a droolworthy shrikhand,excellent presentation.

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  78. Awesome pictures, beautifully presented. The recipe is so easy & simple, great post!

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  79. One of my favorite one looks superb Jay.

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  80. Thks for sharing Shrikand & love the heart-warming post!

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  81. your dessert looks delicious, healthy and fresh!

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  82. Shrikand looks awesome.

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  83. Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

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  84. delightful... my mouth is watering already! :)

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