Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Shreekandh (Sweetened Thick Yogurt) - Gujarati Recipe

Shreekandh is one if the delicate desert made in Gujarat. It's made of thick yogurt creamed together with sugar and spices like cinnamon, cardamom, saffron and nuts like almonds , pista, cashews and flavors like mango, elachi, badam or watever your creativity suggests you.

It's a healthy desert which is good for kids and healthy options for those who have sweet tooth.Here for sweetness I used honey but you can try various other options like jaggrey powder, sugar, molasses, stevia, dates syrup.

I used greek yogurt which skips making  the process of making thick yogurt.But if you don't have greek yogurt I described below how to get thick yogurt with regular yogurt. 

This taste similar to sweet lassie .When I was a kid somedays when i crave for sweets I mix yogurt and sugar and lick it little by little using a.spoon.The taste and method is all same to that.But this is little more elegant delicate dish which can be served as a desert for guests too. 

So try this recipe if you are in a mood for it.

Ingredients :

Greek Yogurt - 2 cups (Greek yogurt is the thick yogurt , if you don't have it take your regular yogurt in muslin cloth in a strainer and tie the cloth and place it in refrigerator for the water to strain in a bowl , the next day you will get a thick yogurt with all water strained out in the bowl.Dont throw this water add a pinch of salt and hing with few crushed ginger, green chillies, curry leaf and drink)

Saffron Strands - a few
Milk - 2 tbsp
Honey - 3 tbsp or as you prefer
(You can add sugar or any sweetener in the place of honey)
Cardamon pd - 1/8 tsp

For Optional Flavour:

1.If you have almond Badam drink mix you can add that to for flavour.
2.Mango complan pd or kesar badam pd.
3.Rose syrup is another option.

Method :

1.Take milk in a bowl and microwave it for 30 sec, then add crushed saffron strands and let it sit for 5 min.
2.Then when milk is warm add honey and dissolve it it milk and put in refrigerator for 5 min to cool.
3.Then add thick yogurt and cardamon pd and mix well into a smooth mixture.
4.This is the time to add any flavour if you intend to.
5.Put this entire mixture in refrigerator 30 minutes minimum or even overnight for all flavours to blend in and become a smooth, thick mixture.


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