EASY Mango Shrikhand Recipe + more flavoring options
Posted: November 14, 2020 Modified: November 16, 2020 through Archana · This post may contain affiliate links · As an Amazon Associate, I earn qualifying purchases · 32 reviewsMango Shrikhand is a creamy and luxurious Indian sweet dish made with yogurt, mango pulp and sugar. I like to garnish it with aromatic saffron for a […]

Mango Shrikhand is a creamy and luxurious Indian sweet dish made with yogurt, mango pulp and sugar. I like to garnish it with aromatic saffron for a touch of color and flavor. Check out this easy, no-bake recipe with all my tips and tricks for making this delicious dessert.

Mango Shrikhand in white bowls with Puri's on the side

Shrikhand

Shrikhand is an Indian sweet dish made from filtered yogurt and flavored with cardamom and nuts. This mango shrikhand is a variation of the classic mango pulp flavored shrikhand recipe.

Mango Shrikhand, also known as Amrakhand in India it is my favorite dessert for special occasions, when I receive and especially to celebrate the Indian festival Gudi Padwa which means the beginning of spring!

Gudi Padwa

  • First day of the month "Chaitra" in the Hindu calendar
  • Beginning of spring and start of a new year for the people of Maharashtra, India
  • One of the most auspicious days of the year and the start of the new harvest season
  • To celebrate, early in the morning, we hang a “Gudi” in front of our houses. Gudi is a magnificent display made on a bamboo stick. On top is a brass pot hanging upside down, which is then adorned with a shiny silk fabric, a garland of flowers and a twig of mango leaves. Gudi is a sign of prosperity and good things to come.
  • Growing up, I remember my mother making homemade Shrikhand mango and serving it warm soft Puri's to celebrate Gudi Padwa.
Gudi, a decorative stick for the Indian festival

Advice

Here are MOC's tips for making the best Shrikhand Mango

  • Canned Alphonso mango pulp from the brand Swad or Deep
  • use plain unflavored yogurt and not low in fat or fat free
  • I tried this recipe with Greek yogurt but found it lacked the tangy taste of traditional shrikhand
  • Homemade yogurt also works well for this recipe.
  • If you have an Indian grocery store near you, try it Desi yogurt mark otherwise stick to Stonyfield or any other plain yogurt found in grocery stores
  • Shrikhand is a great prepare a recipe in advance, it stays well in the refrigerator for up to a month or can be frozen for a longer shelf life

Variations

  • Don't have canned mango pulp? Don't hesitate to skip it and replace it with a teaspoon of ground cardamom to make the classic. Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand
  • Do you have Greek yogurt on hand? Skip the yogurt filtering step and prepare Instant Shrikhand using Greek yogurt in this recipe
  • Try other flavors of Shrikhand, my mom often does Strawberry Shrikand, replacing the mango pulp with crushed strawberries

Process

How is my step by step recipe for homemade Shrikhand:

Step 1: Line a large bowl with a double layer of gauze. Pour the yogurt over the cheesecloth.

MangoShrikhand ing1

2nd step: Gather the corners of the fabric and tie into a bundle. Hang the cheese cloth so that all the water can drain out. I usually hang this for 5-6 hours or put some weight on the cloth and leave it overnight in the fridge, in a colander, so the water can drain completely. Squeeze out the remaining water, pressing firmly against the bound yogurt. The consistency should be thicker than that of Greek yogurt.

Mango Shrikhand hanged

Step 3: Pour the thickened yogurt into a mixing bowl. This will be about 1.5 cups of thick filtered yogurt.

Shrikhand Mango strained

Step 4: Mix well with a slotted spoon or whisk for 5 minutes until smooth.

Mango Shrikhand ings

Step 5: Stir in the sugar and mix well for another 5 minutes. The yogurt should be smooth and free from lumps.

Shrikhand Mango4

Step 6: Add the mango pulp and mix well for another 5 minutes. Garnish with saffron strands and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

Portion

  1. Enjoy chilled served in small bowls for dessert
  2. To prepare a complete Indian meal, serve with hot puri and batata bhaji (spicy potatoes)
  3. Serve it layered with other Indian desserts like Motichoor Ladoo, Gulab Jamuns or simply garnish with diced fruit or nuts.
Dinner plate with mago shrikhand, puri;  s and batat bhaji

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Mango Shrikhand - A fresh and lush mango yogurt dessert

A fresh and lush mango dessert made with creamy yogurt and sweet mangoes, garnished with aromatic saffron.

Preparation time6 hours

Total time6 hours

Classes: Dessert

Cooked: Indian

Keyword: Shrikhand

Portions: 6

Calories: 197kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pound sterling plain plain yogurt Whole or Stoneyfield brand Desi yogurt
  • 1-1 / 2 Chopped off mango pulp Can of Ratna or Deep Alphonso mango
  • 2/3 Chopped off sugar
  • 1 pinch Saffron

Instructions

  • Line a large bowl with a double layer of gauze. Pour the yogurt on the cheesecloth, gather the corners of the cloth and tie into a bundle. Hang the cheese cloth so that all the water can drain out (5-6 hours) or put some weight on the cloth and leave it overnight in the refrigerator, in a colander, so that the water can drain. completely drain.

  • Pour the thickened yogurt into a bowl. Mix well with a slotted spoon or whisk for 5 minutes until smooth. Stir in the sugar and mix well for another 5 minutes.

  • Add the mango pulp and mix well until you obtain a smooth and creamy consistency (5 min). Garnish with saffron strands. Refrigerate for an hour before serving. Serve with hot Puris.

Notes

Notes:
  • Don't have canned mango pulp? Don't hesitate to ignore it and replace it with a teaspoon of ground cardamom make classic Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand
  • Do you have Greek yogurt on hand? Skip the yogurt filtering step and prepare Instant Shrikhand using Greek yogurt in this recipe.
  • Try other flavors of Shrikhand, my mom often does Strawberry Shrikand, replacing the mango pulp with crushed strawberries

Nutrition

Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 234mg | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 620UI | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 185mg | The iron: 2.6mg

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Author: Archana

Hey! I am a technician turned recipe developer, cooking instructor and food blogger. I love food and love to develop easy and healthy recipes for busy lifestyles. I live in New Jersey with my husband and two sons.


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