Mango Shrikhand – Amrakhand( Using Greek Yogurt)

Shrikhand is a creamy, smooth, mouth-watering, popular Indian sweet dish which is made by strained curd/yogurt which is very popular in Maharashtra and Gujarat.

Mango Shrikhand is a creamy, luxurious dessert made by combining mango pulp and plain shrikhand. It is also known as Amrakhand and Aam shrikhand. It is served as a dessert after a meal and it is also served as a side dish along with puri/chapati.

A spoonful of mango shrikhand is a complete divine, tempting dessert which is very smooth, creamy and it melts like a silk in your mouth with the crunchiness of the nuts used. You will experience this feeling❤

This is an ideal summer mango dessert recipe which helps to soothe the body temperature. Don’t miss out when mangoes are in season!! I got introduced to this dessert through my friends in Johannesburg.

Though any variety of mango which is sweet, juicy and ripe works good for this recipe, I highly recommend Alphonso mangoes for this dessert. Tinned mango pulp can be used but usually fresh mangoes add good taste and flavor to the dessert. So go for fresh, ripe, sweet mangoes.

The color of the shrikhand- either light yellow or dark yellow depends on the color of the mango pulp used. Wait for the mangoes to ripe.

Coming to the curd/yogurt, Iam going to explain the process of making in two variations. Both ways, the curd/yogurt should be hanged in muslin cloth or cheese cloth.

1. Homemade curd: when using homemade curd, make it thick. We are going to make hung curd by hanging the curd in muslin cloth for 7 hours ( overnight) to drain the excess water out. Keep it overnight in refrigerator or the curd will turn sour.The left is called as chakka. We are going to make shrikhand using this chakka.

2. Greek Yogurt: when going for yogurt outside, go for Greek Yogurt which is very thick. In this way, hanging the curd is limited to 1 to 2 hours. This is the easy process. We are going to make mango shrikhand today with Greek yogurt. I want to add something here. Greek Yogurt is very healthy!!

Once the hung curd is made, the entire process is very quick and simple. Refrigerating atleast for an hour before serving increases the taste though it can be served once prepared. A must try recipe🥭❤


INGREDIENTS

1 cup= 200 ml.



  • Mango Pulp- 1 cup
  • Greek Yogurt- 2 cups
  • Powdered sugar- 3 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder- 1/4th tsp
  • Saffron milk- 5 saffron strands in 2 tbsp of hot milk
  • Chopped nuts- 2 tbsp ( topping; almonds, pistachios, cashews- any of your choice)
  • Mango pieces- 2 tbsp ( topping; finely chopped to very small pieces)

PROCEDURE

Sugar can be powdered in a mixer jar. Soak 5 saffron strands in 2 tbsp of hot milk. Keep it aside.

I used one big Alphonso mango to get 1 cup of pulp.
Remove the outer skin of the mango. Cut it into pieces. Move into a mixer jar. Blend it to smooth to get the pulp.
Take a bowl and a strainer like this.
Spread a muslin/cheese cloth on top.
Add 2 cups of greek yogurt/curd.
Cover it and start to tie the cloth on top.
Tie it like this. If using homemade curd, keep a weight on top and keep it in refrigerator for 7 hours( overnight). The excess water will drain out.
If using Greek yogurt, hang it like this for an hour or 2. I used Greek yogurt and I hung it for 2 hours to drain the excess water out.
This is the hung curd (chakka).
Take the hung curd in a bowl.
Whisk the curd till smooth.
Once the curd/yogurt is smooth, add 3 tbsp of powdered sugar and whisk it till combined. If your mangoes are ripe and sweet, this quantity of sugar is enough or you will end up adding some more powdered sugar.
Then add 1/4th tsp of cardamom powder. Whisk it together. Do not add more or the flavor from cardamom powder will dominate the shrikand.
Then add the saffron milk.
Add the mango pulp. I added 2 tbsp mango pulp extra to 1 cup as I had some pulp left. Whisk everything together till combined.
Mango shrikhand is ready. Now we will go for toppings.
Move the shrikhand in a glass or serving bowl using a spoon.

Top it up with finely chopped mango pieces and chopped nuts. Ready to serve. Keeping it in refrigerator for an hour increases the taste. Cover the top with a cling wrap in refrigerator.

TIPS

  • Make sure the curd/yogurt is thick and fresh.
  • Fresh mangoes are highly recommended and it gives good taste and flavor. The color of the shrikand depends on the color of the pulp used.
  • Make sure the mangoes are sweet and juicy.
  • Tinned mango pulp can be used.
  • Tastes much better when served chilled.
  • This is a make ahead dessert which can be stored in refrigerator and used for few days.
  • One-fourth cup( totally one and one-fourth cup) of mango pulp can be added extra if using Greek yogurt as it is very thick.
  • Go through all the explanations carefully.