CONTEST: And the correct answer is...
Saffron gives the shrikhand the yellowish colour and I added some pistachios and elaichi as well.
For those of you who haven't heard of this deliciously creamy and sweet Indian dessert, stay tuned for a simple recipe to make shrikhand at home.
Congratulations to Sandeep, Faffer and Sandhya for winning the first three prizes for guessing the correct answer. Please send your mailing addresses to firstname.lastname@example.org . Once I've determined how far away from New York you live, I'll announce your prizes accordingly.
A special mention to Indira for linking to this contest from her beautifully designed Indian Food Blog called Mahanandi and all of you for providing me lots of amusement through the comments :)
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