Indulge in the creamy goodness of Kesar Shrikhand, a popular Indian dessert enjoyed throughout the year. Especially during the summer months, it is a relished dessert since it is also served chilled.
In many Indian households, it is also served during festivals such as Janmashtami, Diwali, and Holi, or after a meal, particularly in Gujarati and Maharashtrian cuisine.
This delicious and refreshing dessert is made from strained yoghurt, sugar, and saffron and has a sweet and tangy taste with a subtle aroma of saffron. The saffron adds a unique flavour and a golden hue to the dessert.
The texture of Kesar Shrikhand is smooth and creamy, similar to that of Greek yoghurt or sour cream. It is commonly served chilled and garnished with sliced almonds or pistachios.
Overall, Kesar Shrikhand is a versatile dessert that can be enjoyed either on its own or as a topping for other desserts at any time of the year.
With Nestlé MILKMAID and our easy Kesar Shrikhand recipe, you can make the dessert at home in no time. You can also personalise this dessert by adding your favourite dry fruits. For instance, you can add pistachios and turn this Kesar Shrikhand into a Kesar Pista Shrikhand.
Kesar Shrikhand can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Yes, you can use milk instead of water to soak the saffron strands. It adds a richer flavour to Shrikhand.
Yes, you can use powdered saffron instead of saffron strands. However, saffron strands are preferred as they add a better flavour and aroma to Shrikhand.
Straining the yoghurt is an important step in the Kesar Shrikhand recipe, as it helps you remove excess water and get a smooth and creamy texture. However, you can skip this step if you prefer a thinner consistency.