How to make shrikhand at home
Who knew that making shrikhand at home was so simple! I found out how to make this simple Indian dessert last week when my Maharashtrian sister-in-law brought a full tub of homemade shrikhand to our cousins' reunion in Chicago.
To keep it super simple, start with any amount of yogurt (does not matter if it is full fat or fat free either) you have in the fridge. Tie up the yogurt in a cheesecloth or even dupatta and leave to hang over the kitchen sink faucet. After about three hours (or till all the liquid has drained), remove from the faucet and transfer the thickened yogurt to a nice bowl. Use your judgement to add the right amount of sugar, a few pinches of saffron dipped in a bit of warm milk and several pods of cardammom. You can also add any type of nuts you fancy like pistachio, walnuts, almonds etc. If you love the taste of mangoes, try adding mango pulp to make aamkhand. If you want to make this dessert a bit tangy, add sour cream and stir well before adding the nuts.
I can eat shrikhand by the spoonful without anything else but my sister-in-law loves to eat her shrikhand with puris. How about you - what is your favourite way to enjoy shrikhand?