Saturday, May 21, 2011

STRAWBERRY SHRIKHAND

This is my 25th Post.. Yay !! And I really wanted something special for this milestone.. I wanted to make a Sweet dish and all I had in my drafts were not anything close to Sweet.. mostly, wanted to make something then to grab and edit any draft.. I was telling Hubby about this and He came up with couple of ideas.. Then all I had to do was to just pick one :).. with couple of factors in mind.. ingredients at home, easy to make, less fattening.. and couple of other ones.. 

These days appetite for eating is gone low and appetite for creating, or maybe trying new things have grown a little more than my usual lazy days.. well, as far I am not growing anymore, Horizontally :) or at least I try to fit into my clothes since its all new :) 

So , We decide to make, actually have been wanting to try this for a while now.. Shrikhand ! I remember tasting this once from Indian stores.. To be honest, I did not like the first spoon.. but how did the box get empty.. thats a different story and I have nothing to do with it.. :) I remember bookmarking Amarkhand from one of my favorite sites.. Since I did not find any mangoes in this vicinity , decided to use some strawberries.. while I had my doubts before making, it was a total blast after tasting ! In a good way :)




Shrikhand , Is a very famous dessert in Gujarat and Maharashtra.. Its even served as dessert in Thalis, because it is a perfect couter part with the spicy curries.. Although , originally it was just Shrikhand with just the sweet sourness of yogurt.. People improvised it with vibrant flavors.. and one of the famous ones till today is Amarkhand where in mango puree is included.. And ofcourse, we dont stop there... it went to   using chopped fruits.. tutty fruity.. and also Strawberry ! 




This is a very simple dessert and requires less time if you use store bought curd, and feel free to use any fruit of ur choice.. it can never taste bad.


Servings - 2
Preparation Time - 15 mins
Cooling Time - 1 hr


Ingredients


Strawberry - 10 no.
Curd/Yogurt - 1 cup [strained]
Sweetener - 5 sachets
Cardamom Powder - a pinch




Preparation 

  • Strain the curd for an hour with muslin/cotton cloth to drain most of the water.
  • Puree Strawberries by adding few drops of water and strain the mixture. Now u will have a thick sauce.
  • Take the strained curd in a bowl and add strawberry puree to it until u get the desired color and flavor.
  • Add cardamom powder and sweetener to it.
  • Now blend everything together nicely and smooth.. 
  • Chill and Serve.
Tips & Tricks

1) Check the sweetness of the mixture before adding sugar, as fruit gives some sweetness already.
2) Do not add more water to make puree.. it will spoil the consistency. Remember, we need puree not juice :)
3) I used Handkerchief for straining curd and it worked !


This Thirst Quencher is on its way to..












70 comments:

Vimitha Anand said...

Loved the design on ur glasses... Congrats on ur 25th post... Thats a yummy dish perfect for a celebration...

Ambreen said...

Congrats Jabeen on your 25th post. WOW, this looks really fantastic. Simple and delicious ... Beautiful presentation!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Congratulations on the 25th post, now they will just get more and more without you realising it! Diane

Radhika said...

wow, simply colorful and yummy. Thanks for sending the entry to me.

Deeksha said...

Congrats Dear! Keep rocking >
Strawberry Shrikhand sounds delicious

Reva said...

Wow.. that is a yummy dessert:)
Reva

Prathima Shivraj said...

Vow, strawberry srikand, mouth watering, lovely color...

Saranya said...

Wow..cool recipe with my all time fav strawberry..Can i have it now?
Saranya
http://www.foodandtaste.blogspot.com/

Shareena said...

it looks so good!!

Laxmi said...

Nice Pics. I love Shrikand. Never thought so easy. Wl give a try.

dr.antony said...

Wow..colorful and tempting !

Prabhamani said...

Jabeen., color lucks very pretty!!!Simple and easy recipe... :)
Congrats for ur 25th Post!!
Lucking forward to see more recipes frm u dear :)

Serve It said...

Superb clicks... loving it..
http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com
Event: Serve It-Chilled

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Wow...delicious and inviting recipe...beautiful color...

Nithya said...

Delicious :) yummmm

sangee vijay said...

Wat a fabulous dessert...nice idea shrikandh with strawberries...I love the mango lot..as usual I enjoyed reading ur post,nice writeup n wishing u many more milestones....keep rocking dear...

Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

Yogurts and Shrikhand have always been on the top of my favorite foods list and this one has cracked them all!! :)

Priya said...

Wowww wat a fabulous shrikhand, simply inviting and catchy..

SpicyWorld said...

wow,,,simple and cool

createwithmom said...

delicious looking shrikhand looks wonderful

Swathi said...

Strawberry shrikhand looks delicious.

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

very refreshing and wonderful shrikhand !!

Now Serving said...

this looks very yummy dear!

Junia said...

congrats on your 25th post!!! love the strawberry dessert~~~~ i've been on a similar kick myself :)

Hema Mahen said...

Congrats for your 25th post....strawberry shrikand looks so yummy..

Anonymous said...

special order:
two STRAWBERRY SHRIKHAND parcelllllll.

Mira said...

Very nice presentation, yummy dish and a different one too.

Raji said...

That's one lip smacking shrikhand. Love the addition of strawberry.

Aruna Manikandan said...

Congratulations!!!!
shrikhand looks yummy...

Ananda Rajashekar said...

congrats on 25th post! wanted to try shrikand for a long time looks yum!!

Madhura Manoj said...

Looks yummy...Love it.
http://www.easycookingforamateurs.com/

Suchi said...

congrats! congrats! look at ya growing at a good pace :) lovely pics and that is one gorgeous looking shrikhand :)

schmetterlingwords said...

Jabeen, Shrikhand looks wonderful... Lovely colour and simple yet beautiful presentation :-)

aipi said...

OMG! This looks so so mouth watering. I can skip main meal for this dessert :) Beautifully presented dear!
Congrats on the 25th ~ keep up the great work!
US Masala

cik cek said...

Nyum..nyum...yummy....:)

Leovi said...

Well done. Must be good, try it. A good summer dessert.

tanja said...

Jabeen, I am so glad you visited and commented my blog, otherwise I would not find yours- it's LOVELY! Now you have one more follower :)

The strawberry dessert looks so yummie, and is so beautifully presented!

yummylittlecooks said...

Hi, congrates on your 25th post.

Bikramjit said...

oooh summers drink... :) and i like strawberries toooo ...

Bikram's

Yasmin said...

this looks amazing! i love the presentation pics!

cheers,
yas
www.tickle-your-tastebuds.blogspot.com

kitchen flavours said...

Congratulations on your 25th post!
That's a lovely and yummy looking dessert! Don't mind that the whole day!

Five Foot Mama said...

Your presentation is so simplistic and beautiful! Yum! I'm following you now! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

http://fivefeetoffun.blogspot.com

Taste Junction said...

You got a new follower :)

JishasKitchen said...

WOW..that looks so delicious and tempting..perfect for the season too!!...

Tante Kiki said...

Hi Jabeen! I'm glad to find you and you're following my blog. I'll follow yours too cause it is wonderfull...as for the dessert, it is mouthwatering. Congrats on your 25th post!
Good evening from Greece!

Steph said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. This looks yummy! i might have to try this! :) Looking forward to reading the other 24 posts! ;)

shabs said...

Hey Jabeen , Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving the kind comments , congratz n your 25th post , I love shrikand , they are really light and sweet and perfect for the summer , will have to explore your blog :)

womenwisdom said...

So pretty and cool recipe. Superb clicks.

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,
http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

Umm Mymoonah said...

Congrats Jabeen on your milestone, nice healthy way to celebrate. Looks very pretty in pink :)

Sarah Naveen said...

That looks oh so yummy!!! i have had this from a Restaurant here and loved it..this looks so perfect!!

Lawyer Loves Lunch said...

Hi Mehjabeen! Thanks for stopping by my blog so that I could discover yours. This looks like the perfect recipe for berry season! :)

Brigita T Alvarado Photography said...

looks so like something I could have right now - thank you for sharing :)

Richa said...

thanks for dropping by my blog Mehjabeen! The glasses look super pretty!
-Richa @ Hobby And More Blog ,
Hobby And More on Facebook

Betty @ scrambled henfruit said...

This looks so good- I love strawberries and they're in season right now. :) Congratulations on your 25th post!

J+K said...

Jabeen, love your blog! Your photos are awesome!

Question...what is curd? Is it yogurt? Where do you buy yours? I think we both live in the SF Bay Area.

Thanks for visiting our blog ~ J&K

raji said...

hi jabeen .Usually I thorw the strwberries when i cannot finish them and it starts staling.So I got a new way out!This looks really simple and I love shrikahand.will definetely try this out.

sandy axelrod said...

You have quite a lovely blog with wonderful recipes. I look forward to trying many of them! Happy to be following you now.

Silvia said...

Ummmmmmmmm que postre tan rico y tan colorido.
Gracias por tu comentario.

Besos.

Sunithi Selvaraj, RD said...

sounds yummy !! will try it out and looks pretty healthy too :0)

kitchenmorph said...

wow such a cute pic and i love shrikand. i fatten mine with cheese and cream too!!!

Vardhini said...

Love yoghurt and strawberry .. shrikand looks yummy.

Vardhini
VardhinisKitchen

Kalyani said...

Yum yum yummy ....... Lovely tempting pictures ..

magpie said...

Thanks for following my blog :) Nice to meet you and your lovely one too! This strawberry srikhand looks yummy!

Gayathri Ramdas Sreekanth said...

looks lovely !! simple n a creative recipe..was just wondering what I could do with my remaining stock of strawberrries !

Ik said...

Hey.. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog. Being born to a Maharashtrian mum, I love my srikhand! :) You get loads of flavours these days! Chocolate and almond.. I am a vegetarian and this was the only vegetarian this on this page!:P Your pictures are really nice!:)

Loveandcalories said...

Love the soothing colour of this Shrikhand!! Thanks for visiting & following my blog!! Will follow u as well from now on!!

Rohini
loveandcalories.blogspot.com

Choclette said...

Lovely photos and a nice presentation. This sounds delicious and so simple too. I make labnah sometimes which is straining yogurt overnight or longer. That would make this more of a pudding to eat with a spoon rather than a drink. Thanks for visiting and following my blog.

Nimi SunilKumar said...

love this post of urs...thnx a lot fr droppin by on my space..willl surely try ur recipes..happy blogging dear!

Suvidha A. said...

Lovely blog!! Following you!!

MiniBinoy said...

Jabeen thank you for visiting my blog and dropping such a lovely comment.. your strawberry shrikandh looks so refreshing .. love the presentation very much!! keep going!!

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