Mango Shrikhand!

Mango Shrikhand!



My craze for mangoes is unexplainable! Mangoes, more particularly alphonso has arrived. I see them and my eyes immediately light up at the very sight. When I had put this season's first mango in my mouth, I had thought that it would be sour but to my surprise, it was just how it should be, sweet and tangy!!!



Well it's summer and we all know how good yoghurt is for the body. Use yoghurt to make cucumber raita, chaas, dips, sandwiches, dressing for salads instead of using mayonnaise. There is so much you can do with yoghurt. It keeps your body and stomach cool and quenched.




King of fruits is very beneficial for health and aids in digestion. If eaten in moderation, mangoes are excellent for liver. It is also high in iron and great for people suffering for amenia. Mango juice cools down body and prevents heat stroke too.



This recipe is a 5 ingredient recipe, hardly a recipe even because very very simple to make. As you dig into this cold shrikhand, the very mushy texture and soft pieces of mangoes that come in your mouth will make you go mmmmmm!!! Well try yourself and let me know on nishubes@gmail.com or @fascinatingfoodworld how it turns out.


INGREDIENTS ( Serves 6)





  1. Yoghurt (made with 1.5 litres of milk)
  2. Powdered sugar - 6 tbsp
  3. Kesar - 5-10 strands
  4. Cold milk -1/2 cup 
  5. Finely chopped Alphonsos- 2


METHOD

  • Soak kesar in milk for one hour.

  • Peel mangoes and chop as fine as you can.




  • Tie curd in a muslin cloth or strain in a sieve overnight in the fridge. Make sure to not leave yoghurt outside to prevent it from becoming sour.


Hung yoghurt for 6-7 hours

  • Once all the water has strained, with the help of milk and powdered sugar, strain again.







  • Once yoghurt has been passed through the strainer and has a smooth consistency, add chopped mangoes and soaked kesar.



  • Chill in fridge for at-least one hour and serve cold.



This shrikhand is non-greasy unlike the greasy ones you get in market and won't hurt your throat after 2 spoons. Regulate use of sugar according to your taste but remember less sugar is always good for you. Its all about what you choose to eat and how you take care of yourself.



TIPS


  • Garnish with shavings of pistachio( pista).
  • Add cardamom (eliachi) if you wish.
  • You can use other fruits too to make it. Strawberries, banana should go well.
  • If you don't want to add fruit, then just add eilachi and kesar.