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 Published 2011-Feb-25   Updated 2017-May-29

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Matho, Amrakhand, Fruitkhand)

Recipe For Shrikhand

Serves : 4-5


  • Yogurt (home made or store bought) - 3 cups (full fat preferable)
  • Sugar - 3/4 (or as needed)
  • Cardamom Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Saffron Strands - few (6-7, soaked in 1 tbsp of warm milk)

Optional Flavoring Ingredients

  • Sliced/ Chopped nuts (Almonds, Pistachios etc)
  • Dry Fruits (raisins, cranberries etc)
  • Chopped Fresh Fruits (mango, apple, pineapple, strawberries, chikoo, cantaloupe, raspberries, blueberries etc)
  • Mango Pulp
  • Pieapple Pulp


  1. Take a clean kitchen towel or muslin cloth and put the yogurt in it.
  2. Wrap the cloth and tie it. Now hang it or put it on a strainer to drain out all the water content.
  3. After a few hours (min 1 hour or even overnight), you will have a thick mass of yogurt left. (Tip :- I usually put the tied cloth in a strainer, add some weight on top, put another vessel at the bottom and leave it in the fridge for a few hours. This way the water gets drained out without the yogurt getting sour.Another advantage is that the yogurt will remain cold and you don't have to chill the shrikhand separately after making it.)
  4. Take the thick yogurt in a bowl and add the sugar to it. Whisk with a spoon till the sugar gets dissolved and it becomes creamy.
  5. Now mix in the cardamom powder and the saffron milk.
  6. The basic shrikhand is ready to serve. This is also called kesar shrikhand. It is best served chilled.


  • Shrikhand is very very versatile and you can make any number of variations with it. Here are a few but the possibilities are endless :
  • Shrikhand mixed with some mango pulp is popularly known as Amarkhand.
  • When fresh fruits are mixed in, the shrikhand is commonly referred to as Fruitkhand or Matho.
  • Add in your choice of mixed nuts and fruits with the basic shrikhand to make a 'Mixed Fruit & Nut Shrikhand'.
  • You can also mix in any one particular fruit of your choice. Some of the options are mango shrikhand, pineapple shrikhand, apple shrikhand, strawberry shrikhand, blueberry shrikhand, raspberry shrikhand and chikoo shrikhand.
  • There are also variations of shrikhand depending on the nuts that you mix in like pista shrikhand (with pistachios), kaju shrikhand (with cashews), badam shrikhand (with almonds).

Serving Shrikhand

  • This is served as a sidedish with chappatti or poori. It is mostly part of the Maharashtrian and Gujarathi thali.
  • It can also be served as a healthy dessert or as a snack.

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Comment by veda shirali
    yogurt means
Reply :-
    Yogurt means curd (dahi, thayir). You can buy it or make the yogurt at home.

Comment by Raji Ananth
This is simple and seems to be interesting. Let me try this weekend for my kids.
Thanks for all your great work.
Reply :-
    Yeah. Its very simple to make. Try it and let us know how it came out.

Comment by pravaniya john
    Looks Yummy!!!
Reply :-
    It tastes yummy too!!

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