piyush recipe, how to make piyush recipe | cooling drink for summers

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piyush recipe - thick, creamy sweet beverage made with shrikhand, yogurt and milk. summer cooling drink.
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piyush recipe – this is a smooth and creamy beverage popular in the maharashtrian and gujarati cuisine of western india.

to make piyush, shrikhand (a thick yogurt based dessert) and buttermilk are whisked with the flavorings of nutmeg and cardamom. the nutmeg especially imparts a great deal of flavor and aroma to piyush.

piyush is a bit similar to the popular beverage lassi. but in comparison, piyush is thick, creamy and sweeter than lassi. obviously as shrikhand is added. shrikhand itself is thick, creamy and sweet.

piyush recipe

my recipe does not use buttermilk but homemade yogurt and milk. i used ready store brought shrikhand. with ready made shrikhand this cooling drink is quick and easy to make. either buy cardamom shrikhand, saffron shrikhand or cardamom-saffron shirkhand. you can also make the shrikhand at home. here is kesar elaichi shrikhand recipe.

piyush makes for an excellent summer cooler. good for both kids and adults alike. you actually have to drink piyush to know how good it is.

if you are looking for more cooling drinks then do check:

piyush recipe below:

piyush recipe
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piyush recipe

piyush recipe - thick, creamy sweet beverage made with shrikhand, yogurt and milk. summer cooling drink.
course beverages & drinks, desserts
cuisine gujarati, maharashtrian
prep time 5 minutes
total time 5 minutes
servings 2 to 3
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 200 grams shrikhand - about 1 cup, (cardamom, saffron or cardamom-saffron flavored shrikhand)
  • 1.5 cups yogurt (curd or dahi)
  • 3/4 to 1 cup milk
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon sugar or as required
  • 2-3 green cardamom, powdered in a mortar-pestle to a fine powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg or nutmeg powder
  • 6 to 7 pistachios, sliced
  • 1 to 2 pinches of saffron (kesar)

how to make recipe

  1. first take the shrikhand, yogurt, milk, sugar, cardamom powder, nutmeg powder in a mixing bowl.
  2. with a hand held blender or a wired whisk or a madani (traditional hand held indian churner), just blend everything well till smooth and creamy. you can also blend in a jar in an electric blender. keep the piyush in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours for it to get chilled.
  3. a suggestion is to add 2 tbsp sugar first. if the sweetness is less, then you can add 1 tbsp sugar later.
  4. pour the chilled piyush in glasses, and top with pistachio or almond slices and saffron.
  5. serve piyush immediately. you can also keep the piyush for a day in the refrigerator.

two steps showing the making of piyush recipe:

1. first take the shrikhand, yogurt, milk, sugar, cardamom powder, nutmeg powder in a mixing bowl.

mix piyush ingredients

2. with a hand held blender or a wired whisk or a madani (traditional indian wooden churner), just blend everything well till smooth and creamy. you can also blend in a jar in an electric blender. keep the piyush in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours for it to get chilled. for a light yellow colored piyush drink, you can also add some crushed saffron while blending.

blend piyush ingredients

3. pour the chilled piyush in glasses, and top with pistachio or almond slices and saffron. serve piyush immediately. you can also keep the piyush for a day in the refrigerator.

piyush recipe

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  2. I made it it was awesome.I used homemade Shrikhand .
    Thank you so much for the recipe.

    • with homemade shrikhand the taste is much better 🙂 most welcome beena.

  3. I loving it Yaaar..
    Everything is easyly made.