Shrikand is a yogurt-based dessert that is popular in North- India. Shrikand is usually loaded with mild spices and served chilled during festivals and celebrations. It is one of the important dishes made during Janmashtami. The usual spices that are added to a shrikand are elaichi, kesar strands, rose water, rose petals, pureed mango. Each of these spices render a unique taste to the shrikand when added separately or combined among each other. In this recipe, I have used only kesar and made Kesar Shrikand. The flavor of delicate Kesar with hung curd renders a very tasty Shrikand. The key step in making shrikand is to get the right consistency of hung curd. After this, the entire process is simple to put together. Do try this Kesar Shrikand and enjoy!
- I have used homemade curd for this recipe. If you have access to store-bought greek yogurt, then try to directly whip up sugar and Kesar milk to it directly. No need to make hung curd as the greek curd is thick by itself.
- Try your hands on altering flavors with rose water, rose petals, elaichi instead of Kesar. Each of them renders a different flavor and taste.