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Shrikhand Recipe

Shrikhand is a delicious, cooling and refreshing Indian sweet. It is a traditional Indian dessert made with hung curd or creamy yogurt, saffron, cardamom and sugar. It is a refreshing and cooling dessert perfect for summers and a perfect treat if you love yogurt based desserts.
You can make this easy dessert recipe in 10 minutes flat if you have hung curd or Greek yogurt ready. In this post I am sharing the easy keeper recipe to make this dessert along with few popular flavor variations.
Prep Time6 hrs 20 mins
Total Time6 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: shrikhand
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 263kcal
Author: Harini


  • 4 cups yogurt OR 1.25 cups Greek yogurt or hung and strained yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons sugar powdered
  • 1/8 teaspoon saffron strands crushed
  • 1 teaspoons cardamom powder
  • few drops of rose essence optional
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios


  • Add 3 tablespoons warm milk in a small bowl. Add a generous pinch of saffron and mix gently. Set aside for 15 minutes.
    saffron soaked in warm milk
  • Next add the collected hung curd to a large mixing bowl.
    hung yogurt in a mixing bowl
  • Add 2-3 tablespoons powdered sugar.
    powdered sugar added to greek yogurt
  • Mix well
    making shrikhand recipe
  • Now add the prepared saffron milk and powdered cardamom.
    saffron, cardamom added to shrikhand mixture
  • Divide the prepared shrikhand mixture among three to four serving bowls. Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
    Add finely crushed pistachios, almonds and serve shrikhand immediately. You can also use your favorite dry fruits.
    kesar pista shrikhand in a dessert bowl.


Yogurt- Use fresh and thick yogurt that is not sour for this recipe. Regular yogurt needs straining for few hours. To make instant shrikhnd just use plain greek yogurt
Make it vegan- use dairy free yogurt instead of regular yogurt.


Serving: 3servings | Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 514mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 323IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 398mg | Iron: 1mg