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Easy mango shrikhand recipe | Instant mango shrikand | amrakhand recipe | Mango greek yogurt dessert

Easy mango shrikand recipe | Instant mango shrikand | amrakhand recipe | Mango greek yogurt dessert | Aam shrikand



Easy mango shrikhand recipe | Instant mango shrikand | amrakhand recipe | Mango greek yogurt dessert


Easy mango shrikhand recipe | Instant mango shrikand | amrakhand recipe | aam shrikand | Mango greek yogurt dessert or pudding with detailed step-by-step photos and health benefits.

Shrikhand recipe is a chilled sweetened yogurt, a popular Indian dessert recipe that is especially common in Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Karnataka. Shrikhand is typically made with strained yogurt/hung curd/chakka, nuts, saffron, sugar, and cardamom.


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The Mango shrikand recipe is nothing but an addition of mango pulp to the plain shrikhand. It is a type of Indian-style mango-flavored yogurt. As mango is in the season, this is an ideal recipe to prepare and relish with your family. You can use fresh ripe mangoes or canned mango pulp as well. Amrakhand is a heavenly and irresistibly delightful dessert.

Apart from mango, shrikhand can be flavored with any type of fruit pulp/puree.
Shrikhand tastes delicious and has a smooth creamy texture. It is quite simple and easy to make within 10 minutes. This chilled instant mango greek yogurt is a perfect recipe to quench your thirst on hot summer days.


Easy mango shrikhand recipe | Instant mango shrikand | amrakhand recipe | Mango greek yogurt dessert

Shrikhand
is usually served in Gujarati and Maharashtrian weddings as part of the lunch thali meal. Traditionally, the shrikhand recipe is prepared using hung curd which is also known as chakka in the Marathi language. But today I made this amrakhand with greek yogurt which is easy and quick as well.

Shrikhand can be served as a dessert or with puri, and roti as well. In Karnataka, the shrikhand recipe is called "shikarni or shikharini". My grandma makes amrakhand every Sunday during mango season. She particularly uses banganapalli variety for aam shrikhand. It tastes amazingly delicious with hot pipping poori.

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The Indian style homemade hung curd is a little time-consuming work, so I prefer to use a store-bought greek yogurt for an instant mango shrikhand and sometimes I use labneh/labnah/labne (Middle eastern strained yogurt).

Greek yogurt is a strained yogurt and labneh is extra strained yogurt, it has a thick, and creamy texture. Labne has a tangy flavor which is perfect for mango shrikhand.

Furthermore, this instant mango shrikhand is the best alternative for ice cream as the former contains a good amount of protein, calcium, and healthy fats. So, it can be relished when you are on diet, it is quite healthy and my favorite go-to dessert recipe.

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The plain yogurt absorbs all the flavors like saffron/kesar, cardamom/elaichi, and fruit puree. The cardamom gives a nice aroma and saffron produces a beautiful yellowish hue to the mango shrikhand. So I never miss the kesar in amrakhand.

Kesar and elaichi is my all-time favorite combo in desi sweets, lassi, and golden turmeric milk/latte. I love to sprinkle my mango shrikhand with pistachios for a crunch, soaked saffron strands for the yellow tint, and mango slices for the freshness.

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Each spoonful of shrikhand tastes absolutely divine! It is a must-try dessert if you favor mango and yogurt combo. If you want a vegan version, use any plant-based milk yogurt such as almond milk yogurt, coconut milk yogurt, etc. You can also replace sugar with stevia.

Let's see what kind of ingredients can be added to the plain shrikhand recipe, you can add chopped fruit pieces or fruit puree/pulp of strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, mango, chikoo, custard apple, banana, dates, raisins, rose syrup, and so on.

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The list of fruit choices and combinations is endless. You may even add coffee powder to it and make coffee/tiramisu shrikhand but I personally never combine these two so I have never tried it.

Alright, now let's get into the mango shrikhand recipe. Though I have used store-bought greek yogurt for this recipe, still, I would like to briefly explain how to make hung curd at home. Hope this will help in case you want to try aam shrikhand with hung curd/chakka.

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How to make hung curd:

1. Firstly, take a large bowl and on top keep a medium-size mesh strainer. Then, line a cheesecloth/muslin cloth/clean kitchen towel over a strainer. (There should be enough gap between the bowl and strainer to collect the whey water from curd/yogurt).

2. Secondly, pour fresh curd into the cloth and tightly tie the cloth using the four edges. (Do not use sour curd for this recipe).

3. Thirdly, gently squeeze the cheesecloth and the excess water in the curd (whey) will start to drip in the bowl through a strainer. Next, place a heavy object like mortar and pestle or water bottle over the tied cheesecloth. Let all the water drain completely which takes about 6 to 8 hours or overnight. You may keep it outside or in the refrigerator.

4. Finally, remove the bowl from the refrigerator and the whey has been completely drained off in the bowl. Untie the cheesecloth and take out the remaining curd (which looks rock solid and dense in texture) and transfer it to a container. 
(Note: Do not throw away the whey water. You can use it in roti).

5. Chakka/Hung curd is ready to use for shrikhand. You can store the leftover in the fridge for a week or so.


Easy mango shrikhand recipe | Instant mango shrikand | amrakhand recipe | Mango greek yogurt dessert

Recipe Name: Easy mango shrikhand recipe | Instant mango shrikand | amrakhand recipe | Mango greek yogurt dessert | Aam shrikhand


Serves - 2 small cup
Cuisine - Indian
Course - Dessert/Snack
Prep time - 10 mins | Cook time - nil
Diet - Vegetarian
Author - Pavithra

Shrikhand Ingredients:

Ripe Mango chunks - 1/2 cup
Hung curd/Full-fat greek yogurt - 1 cup/200 gms
Powdered sugar - 1 to 2 tbsp
Cardamom powder - A pinch
Soaked saffron - A pinch

Toppings:

Any nuts - 2 tbsp crushed
Saffron - A pinch
Fresh mango pieces - 1/4 cup

Tips:

1. Always use fresh yogurt/curd for the shrikhand recipe. Never use sour curd.

2. You can use fresh ripe mango or canned mango pulp as well. Both work perfectly.

3. Powdered sugar can be replaced with stevia/coconut sugar/palm sugar. But the taste might differ.

4. Kesar/Saffron is an optional ingredient.

5. Full-fat Greek yogurt works best for this recipe. (I have tried it with Fage, Siggi's, Maple hill, chobani brands).

6. Hung curd/Greek yogurt/Labne can be used for this shrikhand recipe.


Procedure before starting the recipe:


1. Take two tbsp of sugar in a mixie/blender jar.


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2. Powder the sugar then transfer it to a bowl and keep it aside.


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3. Wash, and peel the mango skin with a peeler. Roughly chop mangoes and add them to the same jar. (You may use canned mango pulp as well, in that case, skip this step and add 3/4th cup of pulp directly to the beaten yogurt).


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4. Blend onto a smooth paste without adding water.

5. Soak saffron in a tbsp of hot water and keep it aside. (Saffron is optional. So, feel free to skip if you don't have it. I add them for the yellowish hue).


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How to make mango shrikhand recipe:


1. Take hung curd or Greek yogurt. (I used Fage 5% - 200gms full-fat greek yogurt. You may use any brand).

2. Scoop the yogurt and transfer it to a bowl.

3. Whisk until the yogurt turns smooth and creamy. Make sure there are no lumps and you may use a fork or whisker to beat the yogurt.

4. Pour the mango pulp/puree into the well-beaten greek yogurt.

5. Gently combine the mango-yogurt mixture.

6. Now, add the required amount of powdered sugar or stevia.

7. Combine it nicely and add soaked saffron.

8. Mango shrikhand is ready to be served in a bowl and add toppings if you like.

9. Scoop and enjoy the mango shrikhand instantly or keep them in the refrigerator for 30 mins or so for a chilled mango shrikhand.

How to make mango shrikhand recipe with step by step photos:


1. Take hung curd or Greek yogurt. (I used Fage 5% - 200gms full-fat greek yogurt. You may use any other brand too).

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2. Scoop the yogurt and transfer it to a bowl.


Easy mango shrikhand recipe | Instant mango shrikand | amrakhand recipe | Mango greek yogurt dessert


3. Whisk until the yogurt turns smooth and creamy. Make sure there are no lumps and you may use a fork or whisker to beat the yogurt.


Easy mango shrikhand recipe | Instant mango shrikand | amrakhand recipe | Mango greek yogurt dessert


4. Pour the mango pulp/puree into the well-beaten greek yogurt.


Easy mango shrikhand recipe | Instant mango shrikand | amrakhand recipe | Mango greek yogurt dessert


5. Gently combine the mango and yogurt mixture.


Easy mango shrikhand recipe | Instant mango shrikand | amrakhand recipe | Mango greek yogurt dessert


6. Now, add the required amount of powdered sugar or stevia.


Easy mango shrikhand recipe | Instant mango shrikand | amrakhand recipe | Mango greek yogurt dessert


7. Combine it nicely and add soaked saffron.


Easy mango shrikhand recipe | Instant mango shrikand | amrakhand recipe | Mango greek yogurt dessert


8. Combine well and add more sugar if required.


Easy mango shrikhand recipe | Instant mango shrikand | amrakhand recipe | Mango greek yogurt dessert


9. Transfer in a bowl and add toppings of your choice.


Easy mango shrikhand recipe | Instant mango shrikand | amrakhand recipe | Mango greek yogurt dessert


9. Scoop and enjoy the aam shrikhand right away or keep them in the fridge for 30 mins or so for a chilled mango shrikhand.


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Health benefits of greek yogurt:


1. Greek yogurt is a rich source of protein, calcium, potassium, Zinc, Vitamin B6, and B12.
2. Good for the digestive system.
3. Good source of calcium which supports bone health.
4. Boosts immune system.
5. Aids in weight loss.
6. Helps in controlling blood pressure.
7. Great source of probiotics.
8. Good for oral health. 
9. It gives a satiating feeling which helps to keep the stomach full for longer.
10. Helps to detoxify the skin and fights acne.


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Health benefits of mango:


1. Mango helps with digestion.
2. It promotes a healthy gut.
3. It boosts immunity.
4. It promotes eye health.
5. It lowers cholesterol.
6. Aids in weight loss.
7. Glycemic index of mango is 51.
8. Helps in alkalizing your body.
9. Mangoes contain Vitamin A and C.
10. It contains a high amount of iron.


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Health benefits of saffron/kesar:


1. Helps in getting glowing skin
2. powerful antidepressants
3. It helps with weight loss.
4. It improves digestion.
5. It contains anti-oxidants.
6. Treats depression.
7. It boosts memory.
8. Helps with PMS and pain reliever.
9. Healthy heart.
10. Good for digestion.
11. Promotes mental health.
12. Prevents diabetes.
13. It relieves depression and keeps stress at bay.
14. Strengthens the nervous system.


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Health benefits of cardamom/elaichi:


1. Cardamom improves digestive health.
2. Promotes a healthy heart.
3. Aids in cancer prevention.
4. Cardamom helps to fight depression.
5. It has diuretic properties.
6. It helps to fight asthma.
7. Improves oral health.
8. Lowers blood pressure.
9. It enhances appetite.
10. Cardamom helps to treat sore throat.
11. It Improves complexion and treats skin allergies.
12. Improves hair health and nourishes hair scalp.

Cardamom is called "elaichi" in Hindi, "Aelakka" in Malayalam, "Elakkai" in Tamil, "Yelakulu" in Telugu, "Yalakki" in Kannada, "Ilaychi" in Gujarati, "Hr̥daya rōga" in Nepali, and "Huba alhal" in Arabic – cardamom is a spice made from the seeds of several plants belonging to the family Zingiberaceae.


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Health benefits of pistachios:


1. Pistachios are rich in vitamin B and contain healthy fats.
2. It is high in anti-oxidants and has anti-aging benefits.
3. It helps with digestion.
4. It improves the immune system.
5. It boosts immunity.
6. High in calories and contains a high amount of energy.
7. Good source of potassium, copper, magnesium, phosphorous.
8. High in anti-oxidants.
9. Good for dry skin.
10. It lowers LDL - bad cholesterol and improves HDL - good cholesterol.
11. Prevents heart disease.
12. It is high in beta-carotene.
13. It has a lot of Iron content which is good for people with Iron- deficiency.
14. Rich in fiber which relieves constipation.
15. It contains omega 3 fatty acids which are good for fetal brain development.


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Health benefits of almonds:


1. low in glycemic index.
2. High in monounsaturated fats
3. Rich in biotin, vitamin B2, copper, Manganese
4. Rich in prosperous and magnesium
5. It is alkaline in nature and helps in reducing the ph levels in the body.
6. It helps in getting strong bones and teeth
7. Prevents tooth decay
8. Reduces developing the risk of osteoporosis
9. It increases the nutrient absorption
10. It helps in controlling blood sugar
11. It contains healthy fats which help in weight loss
12. Fiber-rich food
13. It prevents overeating of carbs
14. Great source of Vitamin E and antioxidants
15. Good for skin and hair growth

(Health benefits are taken from Google and Wikipedia).


Easy mango shrikhand recipe | Instant mango shrikand | amrakhand recipe | Mango greek yogurt dessert

Mango shrikhand calories:




(*Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate).


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