Monday 11 April 2016

Rose Srikhand

 Shrikhand  is an Indian sweet dish made of strained yogurt. It is one of the main desserts in Kerala cuisine, Gujarati cuisine and Maharashtrian cuisine. Preparation of this dish is very simple but it takes some time to process yogurt properly. To prepare shrikhand, yogurt is tied in a cotton cloth and left under pressure to drain. In the past, it used to be hung from a wall to achieve the desired thickness. The strained yogurt, referred to as "Chakka", and sugar are mixed thoroughly in a deep bowl. Cardamom, saffron, and any other flavors are then added and mixed. It is then left in the refrigerator for the sugar to dissolve. The dish is served chilled. This is called simple cardamom Srikhand. Its a plain version.
A popular variation of shrikhand in Maharashtra is Amrakhand, which is shrikhand blended with mango pulp. Another variant of shrikhand, Matho, is served as a sweet dish or dessert particularly in Gujarati cuisine. There are so many variations in Srikhand.
- Shrikhand mixed with some mango pulp is popularly known as 'Amarkhand'.
-When fresh fruits are mixed in, the shrikhand is commonly referred to as 'Fruitkhand' or 'Matho'.
-Add in your choice of mixed nuts and fruits with the basic Shrikhand to make a 'Mixed Fruit & Nut Shrikhand'.
-You can also mix in any one particular fruit of your choice. Some of the options are mango shrikhand, Pineapple shrikhand, Apple shrikhand, strawberry shrikhand, Blueberry shrikhand, raspberry shrikhand and chikoo shrikhand.
There are also variations of shrikhand depending on the nuts that you mix in like pista shrikhand (with pistachios), kaju shrikhand (with cashews), badam shrikhand (with almonds).

This all flavors I have already tried so was thinking to have something new in flavor and I am a die hard fan of tutty fruity, So love to have it in my any Srikhand recipe, here I am mixing Tutty Fruity in Rose flavor, Used Rose flavor syrup in the Srikhand Mixture, and the taste is like heaven. Truly truly Heaven. My In laws are just arrived yesterday here in Doha, and Ofcourse when they are here, Something new and attractive must be served. Summer is almost high here in Doha too, So to take chill pill, Srikhand is best dish to serve, and to enjoy chill in this summer. So tried this Rose flavor Srikhand. Addition of Tutty Fruity is like cherry on the top of the cake. ;) This is our

In Gujarati cuisine, Shrikhand is eaten as either a side-dish with breads such as poori or as a dessert. It is commonly served as part of a vegetarian Thali in Gujarati restaurant.

ts and is popular as part of wedding feasts. It is often served chilled as a counterpoint to hot and spicy curries. Dried and fresh fruit such as mango are also added. This is our 36th Foodiemonday Bloghop Event and theme is #navratrispecial, So No Onion and No Garlic dish needs to be post, So simply turned to the dessert one, and It is My favorite Srikhand with Rose flavor. So, check out the step by step recipe below and Enjoyyy!!! Happy Navratri to all of you :)


3 Cup Yogurt (full fat preferable)
3/4 Cup Sugar Or as needed
1/4 Cup Chopped nuts, Almonds, Cashewnuts
3 Tbsp Tutty Fruity
3 Tbsp Rose Syrup
1/4 tsp Rose Essence
Muslin Cloth


1. Take a clean muslin cloth or any thin cotton cloth and put the yogurt in it. Wrap the cloth and tie it. Now hang it or put it on a strainer to drain out all the water content. I simply Put it on a strainer and drained out all the water from the yogurt.

2. After a few hours (min 1 hour or even overnight), you will have a thick mass of yogurt left. Like this.

3.Take the thick yogurt in a bowl and add the sugar to it. Whisk with a spoon till the sugar gets dissolved and it becomes creamy.

4. Now add all the chopped dryfruits, tutty fruity, and mix well, Now add Rose syrup and Rose essence. Mix it well..Your Rose Srikhand is ready, Put it in a fridge and serve it chill.

This is served as a side dish with chappatti or poori.


  1. such a beautiful color...its just looking like an icecream with nuts...mouthwatering

  2. Addition of Tutty Fruity with Rose flavor in Srikhand has taken this yummy dessert to a different high.

  3. Beautiful! the addition of tutty fruity to this rose shrikhand has added to its beauty and I am sure the taste too. ����

  4. I have never tried rose flavored shrikhand. Need to try this

  5. Looking too beautiful and yummy Waagmi.loved it

  6. This Rose Shrikhand is a visual treat Waagmi and am sure it tastes yumm too.

  7. Love ur clicks!!! Nice recipe for hot summer days...

  8. Love the pink cups with the tutti fruity on it...beautiful clicks.