Shrikhand is a very popular Indian dessert made from hung curd or greek yogurt and is very common festive dessert. It’s especially liked by kids. Complemented with some juicy fruits like mango/grapes/pomegranate etc. as well as crunchy nuts, this makes the festivity richer! We twisted it a bit to make shrikhand tart that turned out to be a great fusion Indian dessert!
- 4 cups hung curd or greek yogurt
- 1.5 cup powdered sugar
- ¼ cup each sliced almonds, pistachio, cashewnuts
- 8-10 saffron strands
- 1 tsp cardamom powder
- Chopped fresh fruits of choice
For tart: you can either make it using all purpose flour or with the crushed biscuits and let it rest in the fridge for a few hours
- Put the yogurt into a cloth sieve or a sieve with very very minute holes and let it drain overnight or at least for 5-6 hours. Best to keep it in the refrigerator while it drains so it doesn’t get sour
- Sieve the drained yogurt into a container with the help of a spoon so that the smoothened and drained yogurt comes out
- Take saffron and a few drops of hot water in a mortar and crush nicely till the colour comes out
- Put this in the container as well as sugar and mix well
- Add cardamom powder and mix well
- Chill in the refrigerator for a few hours and serve after garnishing with nuts and fresh fruits!
- If you’re making shrikhand tart, pour this chilled shrikhand in the tart gently and serve