Yogurt/Curds - 4 cups
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Green Cardamom/Elaichi - 2 pods
Saffron/Kesar - few strands
Pistachios/Pista - 2
How to prepare Homemade Shrikhand:
- Arrange a sieve/strainer with 2 layers of a thin cotton cloth. Place a bowl below the sieve to collect the water from the yogurt. Pour yogurt in cloth lined sieve and wrap the cloth on the yogurt. Keep this yogurt overnight in the refrigerator so that all the water from yogurt drips down in the bowl.
- Alternatively, you can hang the yogurt in a cloth as well. You will get about 2 cups of thick yogurt. This hung thick yogurt is also called as Chakka.
- Crush cardamom seeds in a mortar pestle. Chop the pistachios or any other nuts of your choice.
- Mix sugar, saffron and thick yogurt in a bowl until sugar dissolves. Add more or less sugar to suit your taste. Garnish with cardamom and pistachios. Enjoy Shrikhand with Puri.