Thursday, February 7, 2013


Shrikhand is a traditional dessert made in the Indian states of Gujarat and Maharashtra. It is a cinch to prepare, not to mention the fact that it's a super healthy way to end your Valentine's Day dinner. This dessert will make you feel satisfied rather than bloated. Enjoy!


Serves: 6 - 8

  • 4 cups Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon loosely packed saffron
  • ¼ cup hot milk, preferable whole milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • Ground pistachio nuts and pomegranate seeds(optional) for garnishing

  1. In a small skillet over very low flame, fry saffron threads for few seconds  holding the pan above the flame, until they become a shade darker(it happens very fast, try not to burn the saffron). Crumble saffron over hot milk and let it steep for ½ an hour.
  2. Transfer Greek yogurt to a bowl. Add sugar and saffron milk. Mix thoroughly with a whisk until sugar is dissolved. Transfer to individual serving bowl and garnish with pistachio nuts and pomegranate seeds. Chill and serve as a dessert.
*Recipe is adopted from my new book, Trader Joe's Simply Indian.

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  1. Looks very yummy. Not enough pomegranate seeds though always need lots more. :)

  2. This does look delicious ! I'm going to try it !

  3. This does look delicious - I'm going to try it ! I wish the Saffron was not so expensive - I would use it a lot more - it has a lovely fragrance....

  4. Really sounds tasty. Never have tried anything like that.

  5. Looks great and interesting.

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