Amrakhand/ Mango Shrikhand

Kid asked, for holi we make puranpoli, what do we do on gudi padwa, btw Happy Gudi Padwa or simply put Happy New Year.
I asked my mother and she said," dont bother I am making puranpolis and kheer. I will ask your father to bring some shrikhand. I have few other sweets which will make the traditional 5 sweet fare complete"
I took cue and thought, if not that elaborate, let me atleast make one sweet at home. This is how this lovely shrikhand or amrakhand as it is called because of the mango pulp in it came alive
Traditionally this is made and eaten round the year and probably a must have for most maharashtrian families. Under the theme of traditional recipes,for BM, this fits the perfect bill..

2 cups thick yogurt ( I used nestle)
1 mango's pulp
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp crushed nuts (optional) 
a pinch of saffron/kesar( optional)
a pinch of cardamom powder
1) Tie the curd in muslin cloth and hang it overnight to drain all the water. I keep it in refrigerator
2)In a bowl, mix the sugar and mango pulp until sugar is completely dissolved
3) Add to this the hung curd (water discarded) and mix with a fork.
4) Add the cardamom powder, kesar and crushed nuts and mix well
5) Chill for about an hour to let the flavors mix in well
6) Serve as a dessert or with puris


Unknown said…
yum yum yummy!!! love the mango shrikand... so tangy tasty and delicious..
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Ms.Chitchat said…
Wow, tongue tickling shrikhand, awesome click making me drool.Gudi Padwa wishes to you and ur family.
Shobha said…
Wow !
Delicious and tempting..
Archana said…
Hmmmmm! Looks delicious.Happy Gudi Padwa.
Srivalli said…
Looks so delicious Pradnya..
Amarendra said…
This looks so yumm!!! Yeh dessert superrr se bhi uparr ka hai :)
Pradnya, I am not fond of Shrikhand...but trust me this one is kind of tempting me..super pics..the kind which want you to dig in ..truly...those nuts..saffron..everything is so so tempting!
Priya Suresh said…
Soo smooth and it.
Chitz said…
Such an easy traditional sweet :) Simple to make and am sure it tastes yummy too :)
sujitha said…
yummy crreamy texture.... & fabulous color.....
Love this creamy dessert..awesome clicks..
Manju said…
Mouthwatering one, love the color.
Harini R said…
It would taste heavenly with Puris!!
Rajani S said…
5 sweets? Thats a feast in itself... The amrakhand looks smooth and creamy.
Pavani said…
Delicious looking amrakand. Love that color.
Unknown said…
Such a creamy delight
Padmajha said…
Love the texture of the amrakhand Pradnya.You could share this with me for the yogurt event going on in my blog :)
veena said…
yumm yummm...drooling here. Can't take my eyes off
Suma Gandlur said…
Drool worthy aamrakhand. We too love it. :)

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