Shrikhand is an Indian sweet dish made of strained yogurt.It is one of the main desserts in Maharashtrian cuisine and Gujarati cuisine.A popular variation of shrikhand in Maharashtra is Amrakhand (आम्रखंड), which is shrikhand blended with mango pulp shrikhand is eaten as either a side-dish with breads such as poori (usually "khaaja poori", which is a savory fried flaky bread) or as a dessert.Things you need:-----------
4 cups of yogurt (yogurt should be homemade)
¾ cup of sugar as needed
Few strands of saffron
1 tablespoon warm milk
About ¼ teaspoon crushed cardamom
1 tablespoon sliced almonds
1 tablespoon sliced pistachios
. Drain the yogurt – Put a muslin or cheese cloth.
. Next gently squeeze the excess water from yogurt. Make sure not to squeeze out the yogurt.
. Now hang the yogurt cloth so excess water will drain out, it will take 7-8 hrs, to be perfect, (its best to keep it overnight)
. After this prosses Yogurt will become thick in consistency.
. Dissolve the saffron in warm milk. Milk will take on the saffron color, yellowish orange.
. Add sugar, cardamom powder, and saffron milk to yogurt and beat well till sugar dissolves. You may use a mixer.
. Mix in most of the almonds and pistachios to the yogurt mix and the remaining nuts will be used for garnish.
. Chill the shrikhand before serving.
. You can use any sweet fruit pulp to flavour it.