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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Kesar Pista Amrakhand ~ Indian Dessert

Kesar Pista Amrakhand

Shrikhand is an Indian dessert mostly popular in Northern and Western India. Amrakhand is mango flavored dairy dessert from the west of India. It can be made well in advance and stored in the refrigerator until needed. Use a really thick yogurt for the best results.

Without much introduction I am posting this in a hurry to participate in the Think Spice! Saffron event, hosted by Sunita, hope I have not crossed the deadline.


Source : My Own
Cuisine: Indian
Prep time: 6-7 hrs/overnight
Cooking time: 10 mins
Serves: 4-5 people
Ingredients:
2 C of Homemade yogurt
1/2 C Mango pulp or thinly sliced ripe mango cubes
1/2 C Sugar
2 T Milk, warm
6-7 strands of Saffron
1/2 C Pistachios, coarsely chopped
1/2 t Cardamom powder
Method:
  1. Place the yogurt in a clean muslin cloth, tie securely and allow to hang for 6-7 hrs or leave overnight to drain off the liquid. Place a bowl under the bag to catch the drips or place over the sink.
  2. Meanwhile peel the mangoes. Remove the flesh from the pit or stone, slice the flesh and cut into thin strips. Or else you can completely ignore this and take 1/2 cup of Mango pulp which we get in Indian groceries.
  3. First remove the yogurt and mash thoroughly and to this add the sugar and mix well to combine with the thick yogurt. Soak some saffron in warm milk.
  4. Add the soaked saffron milk, mango pulp and cardamom powder and stir well so that all the ingredients are well amalgamated.
  5. Garnish with chopped pistachios and few strands of saffron. Cover and chill in the refrigerate until needed. Serve sprinkled with chopped pistachios and saffron strands.
Tips: Instead of Mango you can try this with Strawberry / Rasberry and Pineapple mix. This will give different flavor


46 comments:

Puspha said...

Divine!!! Thanx for sharing.

Tee said...

Awesome entry! I just posted mine too, hoping i am not too late :)

Richa said...

shrikhand looks gorgeous, padma! have my spoon ready to dig in ;)
love those pista slivers on top, lovely texture, i make the plain one :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow looks excelent and yummy ....Great great entry padma...:)Photo is too good!

lakshmi said...

et tu padma? so far i have been looking at only saffron and peaches in my feed. :D

Madhu said...

Amrakhand, shrikand everywhere..beautiful picture adn lovely colour.

Cinnamon said...

hey padma... that looks very tempting!!
can I try it :)

Sia said...

that looks exotic....

Kamini said...

Please can I get my spoon ready? That looks so delicious...

Rajitha said...

padma..how yummy does that look...isn't it funny that all of us rush to the finish line on the last day..tho we have a month...i submitted to RCI on the 25th and submitted for the AFAM the day before coz i thought 25th was the last date ;)

Swaroopa said...

hey i made it a number of times but mine nvr looked this gorgeous!!

sunita said...

Padma, that looks divine...thanks for sending it over.

Mishmash ! said...

I made this once but used mango pulp ;)adding pistachios just add up to their beauty :)

Shn

TBC said...

Looks gorgeous!

Laavanya said...

Looks really good Padma. I've yet to try making shrikand at home.. my husband's not a fan.. but maybe te flavored will changed is mind.

Rina said...

Luv, luv,luv this. Thx for the recipe.

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Excellent looking Shrikhand Padma......I missed this post...how come...It didn't show up in my reader........??? !!!%^%*&^*
Nice snap and presentation dear :-)

East Meets West Kitchen said...

WoW! I love the ingredients, and this sounds so goood!

Sharmi said...

looks delicious!

Jeena said...

I love pistachio nuts great recipe Padma YUM. :)

Asha said...

Great dish with Mango. I can imagine the divine taste of Pista and Mango. Great entry Padma!:)

Kribha said...

That looks so yummy & gorgeous. Yesterday I saw shrikand at suma's now it's Amrakhand.I've eaten these only at restaurants. Never had a recipe to try. This looks so good. will try it soon. Thanks for sharing.

Apple said...

Looks pretty n tempting Padma..Nice Entry...I never tasted Shrikand, but always wanted to..

Shivapriya said...

Yummy, Nice picture and lovely colour

Mandira said...

absolutely delicious richa, I wish I could have some now :)

Hima said...

I never tried these sweets earlier like shrikhand/Amrakhand etc., I should try once and see how would they taste.

Manasi said...

Love Amrakhand!!! I made this last year when my parents were visiting us for Diwali!!! owo, its almost 1 year since i have tasted it.. time to go for it again!!

Dhivya Karthik said...

luks sssoooooooooo delicious...(drool)(drool)

Priyanka said...

The shrikhand is very tempting. Really droolworthy.

Cynthia said...

Look at that bowl of goodness!

RedChillies said...

Padma, the Amrakhand looks so delicious and yummy. I love Shrikhand in any form and that too with mangoes. Lovely!

Also thanks for asking my name. How about I let you take a guess :-) I will give clues as we go along?

Sig said...

Padma, that looks so yummy. nice color, and the pista pieces on top just adds to the beauty!

ramya said...

looks yummy and the pic is perfect.

Sandeepa said...

Shrikhand with aam...I love this name. Looks delicious

Sreelu said...

Padma, this is absolutely delicious. I would love to try this.

sagari said...

padma your recipe just rocks

Suma Gandlur said...

Gorgeous amrakhand.

Pravs said...

Padma, this looks so yummy !! want to taste it now :)

Linda said...

Padma, this looks so beautiful it makes me want to run right out and get some mango pulp. Yum! :)

Arun Shanbhag said...

Yumm!
looks like a simple recipe to make! Must try it out!
I like shrikhand with warm chapattis.
:-)

Seema said...

Super Shrikhand.. I love it, just made plain shrikand few days back.. will try this soon.. Poori & Shrikhand - Superb together!

Lissie said...

so easy to make! tastes delicious too!! very nice entry.

vegeyum said...

YUM. That is all I can say, Padma

VegeYum @ A Life (Time) of Cooking said...

This looks too good to eat. Thanks, Padma. Another fabulous recipe from you.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Dear Padma
Visiting your blog for the first time and am impressed by its content. Shall visit it regularly.
Greetings to you from Botswana. The kesar pista amarkhand recipe is good.Will try it, here.

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