Tantalizing taste & aroma ~ Shrikhand
So, I am back a little sooner than I had anticipated. So that gives me some more time to try out all my family’s favorite recipes. When it comes to spices, nothing can beat the aroma of elaichi, don’t you agree? These spindle-shaped seedpod is packed with highly aromatic seeds plays a huge role in Indian cooking. Be it a dinner or dessert, elaichi can flavor up your food and release aromatic fragrance.
Today, I will show you one such recipe that makes use of this spice and everyone will love it. As usual, my dessert recipes comes with a certain level easiness.
Recipe: (For 4 people)
Add the kesar to milk and keep it aside so that the milk can start to absorb the color of kesar and turn into that beautiful bright yellowish orange. Place the dahi in a cheese cloth and either tie it to something for the excess water from dahi to be released or place the cheese cloth in a strainer placed over a bowl and let it rest for at least 7 – 8 hours till no more water comes out of dahi. Do not squeeze or press the cheese cloth to remove water.
Dahi after releasing water
Then, place a bowl underneath the cheese cloth, add sugar to the dahi & using the same cheese cloth, try to mash the dahi against it as though the cheese cloth acts like a sieve. You will see that a creamy dahi comes out. This is what gives the shrikhand it’s creamy texture. To this, add the kesar mixture until the desired color of shrikhand is reached and the elaichi powder. Chill it in the refrigerator for about an hour before serving. It is best enjoyed when served cool. Garnish with kesar and pista before serving.
Creamy Shrikhand ~ A perfect dessert for a hot summer day & my entry to Think Spice … Think Cardamom
I also want to thank easycrafts of Simple Indian Food for giving me the You Make My Day Award
and Mona of Modern Hyderabadi Cuisine for giving me the Yummy Blog Award. Thanks so much both of you. Through blogging I have made many new friends and have learned a lot from fellow bloggers. This experience is very empowering.
I would like to pass on this award to
Madhuram of Eggless Cooking. Her eggless baking recipes (which is hard to find) makes me to refer to site often.
Divya of Dil se…. Very very good recipes. I have passed on the recipes to my family too.
Pooja of My Creative Ideas She can cook recipes from any part of the world. Very creative.
Vaishali of Holy Cow. Very creative vegan recipes that she makes me feel being vegan is easy!