A dollop of gooey, creamy shrikhand laced with saffron and elaichi, topped with mixed nuts, and served with steaming hot puris – that’s something to yearn for! Now, with this quick shrikhand recipe, you don’t need to yearn for it; you can prepare it any time you feel like. However, remember it’s loaded with calories, so categorise it as an occasional treat!

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Makes 1.25 cups


1 1/2 cups full-fat curds (dahi)
5 tbsp powdered sugar
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
a few saffron (kesar) strands dissolved in 1 tbsp warm water

For The Garnish
1 tbsp almond (badam) slivers
1 tbsp pistachio slivers


  1. Dissolve the saffron strands in 1 tbsp of warm water. Keep aside.
  2. Place the curds in a muslin cloth. Squeeze the curds in the muslin cloth to remove all the excess water and discard it.
  3. Transfer the hung curds into a deep bowl, add the powdered sugar and mix well using a whisk.
  4. Add the cardamom powder and saffron-water mixture and again mix well using a whisk.
  5. Pour the shrikhand into a serving bowl, garnish with almond and pistachio slivers and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  6. Serve chilled.

Nutrition Value

Value per cup % Daily Values
Energy 473 cal 24%
Protein 10.3 g 19%
Carbohydrates 59.7 g 20%
Fiber 0 g 0%
Fat 15.6 g 24%
Cholesterol 38.4 mg 10%
Vitamin A 384 mcg 8%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 0.1 mg 10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.2 mg 18%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 0.2 mg 2%
Vitamin C 2.4 mg 6%
Vitamin E 0 mg 0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) 13.4 mcg 7%
Calcium 504 mg 84%
Iron 0.5 mg 2%
Magnesium 45.6 mg 13%
Phosphorus 312 mg 52%
Sodium 45.6 mg 2%
Potassium 216 mg 5%
Zinc 0 mg 0%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.