instant shrikhand with greek yogurt in 15 minutes

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Instant Shrikhand with greek yogurt with step by step photos. Shrikhand is a thick, creamy Indian dessert made with Hung curd. A basic shrikhand recipe has the hung curd sweetened with sugar and flavored with aromatic spices – cardamom powder, saffron and nutmeg powder.

shrikhand with greek yogurt recipe

Hung curd is curd whose whey has been completely drained. So when making shrikand, its does take time as first you need to make curd, then remove the whey from the curd and then make shrikhand.

Making shrikhand with greek yogurt gets rid of the additional time spent in hanging the curd to remove the whey. Greek yogurt is thick unlike Regular curd or yogurt and the whey has been already removed during its making process. So all you need is just about 10 to 15 minutes to make the shrikhand. Refrigerate for half to one hour and you are done.

So when short of time or expecting sudden guests, you can make this quick recipe of shrikhand with greek yogurt.

However, if you have time then you can always make Shrikhand with hung curd as it is made in a traditonal way.  You can also have a look at this recipe of mango shrikhand which I make during the mango season.

How to make instant shrikhand with greek yogurt

1. In a small bowl, take ½ to 1 tbsp milk and warm it on a stove top or in a microwave.  add a pinch of saffron strands. Stir and keep aside.

milk for making shrikhand recipe

2. Then in a mixing bowl take 1.5 cups chilled greek yogurt (about 400 grams).

greek yogurt to make shrikhand recipe

3. Add ⅓ cup fine sugar. I used unrefined organic cane sugar. You can also add powdered sugar instead. Add sugar as per taste. First add ⅓ cup and if required you can add 1 to 2 tablespoon more. For a more sweet taste, you can add ½ cup sugar.

sugar to make shrikhand recipe

4. With a wired whisk and with brisk round movements, mix the sugar with the yogurt, as well as beat the yogurt till it becomes smooth and does not have any tiny yogurt granules.

making shrikhand recipe with greek yogurt

5. Here’s our yogurt whipped to a perfect smooth, creamy consistency. This takes about 6 to 7 minutes.

making shrikhand recipe with greek yogurt

6. Now add the saffron soaked milk and ¼ tsp cardamom powder and 2 to 3 pinches of nutmeg powder.

preparing shrikhand recipe with greek yogurt

7. Mix again very well.

making shrikhand recipe with greek yogurt

8. Cover the bowl with a lid and refrigerate for 30 minutes to a couple of hours. You can also keep overnight or for a couple of days. while serving, sprinkle some sliced or chopped dry fruits (almonds, cashews, pistachios, chironji) and 2 to 3 saffron strands (optional). I used chopped cashews for garnish. Serve this greek yogurt shrikhand plain as a dessert or accompanied with Pooris or chapatis.

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shrikhand recipe with greek yogurt

Instant Shrikhand with Greek Yogurt

5 from 1 vote
Shrikhand is a thick, creamy Indian dessert made with hung curd.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Cuisine Indian
Course: Desserts

Servings 2 to 3
Units

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups chilled greek yogurt or greek style yogurt or 400 grams greek yogurt
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder or 2 to 3 green cardamoms - crushed to powder in a mortar pestle
  • 2 to 3 pinches nutmeg powder or ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg powder (jaiphal powder)
  • ⅓ to ½ cup fine sugar or organic unrefined sugar or powdered sugar - add as required
  • ½ to 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 pinch saffron strands (kesar)
  • a few dry fruits, sliced or chopped (optional)

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, take 1/2 to 1 tbsp milk and warm it on a stove top or in a microwave. Add a pinch of saffron strands. Stir and keep aside.
  • Then in a mixing bowl take 1.5 cups chilled greek yogurt (about 400 grams).
  • Add 1/3 cup fine sugar. I used unrefined organic cane sugar. You can also add powdered sugar instead. Add sugar as per taste. First add 1/3 cup and if required you can add 1 to 2 tablespoon more. For a more sweet taste, you can add 1/2 cup sugar.
  • With a wired whisk and with brisk round movements, mix the sugar with the yogurt, as well as beat the yogurt till it becomes smooth and without any tiny yogurt granules.
  • You should get a smooth, creamy consistency in the yogurt.
  • Now add the saffron soaked milk and 1/4 tsp cardamom powder and 2 to 3 pinches of nutmeg powder.
  • Mix again very well.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes to a couple of hours. You can also keep overnight or for a couple of days.
  • While serving, sprinkle some sliced or chopped dry fruits (almonds, cashews, pistachios, chironji) and 2 to 3 saffron strands (optional). I used chopped cashews for garnish. Serve this greek yogurt shrikhand plain as a dessert or accompanied with pooris or chapatis.

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8 Comments

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  2. do we have to use greek yogurt straight out of pot or make hung curd out of it?

  3. Hi..thank u for this instant shrikhand recipe..but where can i find d greek yogurt?

    1. greek yogurt is now available in india too. i got from a super store here. in most metro cities, you will be able to get it.