Instant Mango Shrikhand – Mango Greek Yogurt Pudding

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    Mango is my husband’s favorite fruit, umm I guess if you are from India chances of mango being your favorite fruit is pretty high, like really high! My hubby told me that once they had this discussion in their office about fruits. Everyone was asked to name their favorite fruits and while people had different choices, everyone from India said mangoes! Well I was not surprised at all, mango is probably the only reason why everyone looks forward to the horrible summer in the country.

    We do get mangoes in US which taste decent but honestly they are no match to the Indian mangoes. But last year I discovered these mangoes in Whole Foods Market which actually tasted good. Sure they weren’t as good as Indian mangoes but they were decent enough for our mango craving. We got the same mangoes this year too and I was left with few which I needed to finish before my India trip and so I made this instant mango shrikhand.

    Shrikhand is a yogurt based dessert popular in western parts of India. To make shrikhand, yogurt is strained by tying it in a muslin cloth and putting pressure over it. The yogurt is then mixed with sugar, saffron, cardamom and then chilled before serving.  Traditionally this procedure took 2-3 days but I guess now no one has time to go through such a long process and hence this instant recipe.

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    When you add mango pulp to shrikhand it becomes Mango Shrikhand or Aamrakhand. This instant mango shrikhand recipe is made using Greek Yogurt. Because the yogurt needs to be really thick for shrikhand, do not use 0% Greek Yogurt, instead use one with higher fat content like 2% or more. In case you see some water in the yogurt, just drain it by tying the yogurt in a muslin cloth for 5 minutes or so, usually there will be no water in Greek yogurt.

    The flavor of saffron, cardamom and mango makes this a mouth watering dessert. Shrikhand tastes best when chilled so you can prepare this in advance and chill overnight in serving bowls. When it’s time to serve just take out the bowls from the refrigerator and garnish with some nuts.

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    * Use fresh mango pulp for best taste. You can use canned mango pulp but it won’t taste the same.

    * You can make this shrikhand using regular yogurt too, tie the yogurt in a muslin cloth and let it hang for 4-6 hours or till it’s completely drained and then follow the rest of the steps as it is.

    * Do not use 0% Greek Yogurt for this recipe, 2% or more will work fine.

    * Adjust sugar to taste, you might not want to add any sugar if the mangoes are sweet enough.

    Instant Mango Shrikhand

    Mango Shrikhand - Greek yogurt mango pudding flavored with saffron & cardamom , a popular dessert from western India!
    Course Dessert
    Cuisine Indian
    Servings: 2
    Calories: 138 kcal
    Author: Manali
    5 from 2 votes
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    Ingredients

    • ¾ cup greek yogurt
    • ½ cup + 1 tablespoon mango puree
    • 2 tablespoons sugar or to taste
    • 3-4 green cardamom
    • pinch saffron strands, dissolved in water
    • cashews, for garnishing
    • pistachios, for garnishing

    Instructions

    1. Whisk the greek yogurt in a bowl.
    2. Chop the mangoes and puree them in a blender.
    3. Peel the cardamom and crush the seeds using mortar and pestle. Set aside.
    4. Dissolve the saffron strands in 1 teaspoon of water or milk.
    5. In a bowl mix together greek yogurt, mango puree, sugar and whisk till sugar is dissolved and yogurt and mango puree are well combined.
    6. Add the crushed cardamom seeds, saffron strands and mix.
    7. Pour the mango shrikhand in serving bowls and garnish with chopped pistachios/cashews.
    8. Chill the serving bowls in the refrigerator before serving.
    Nutrition Facts
    Instant Mango Shrikhand
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 138
    % Daily Value*
    Cholesterol 3mg 1%
    Sodium 28mg 1%
    Potassium 246mg 7%
    Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    Sugars 23g
    Protein 8g 16%
    Vitamin A 13.8%
    Vitamin C 28.9%
    Calcium 10.1%
    Iron 2.9%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    12 thoughts on “Instant Mango Shrikhand – Mango Greek Yogurt Pudding

    1. Luckily, with all the turkish immigrants (sometimes 3rd generation!) we have in germany, 3,5% or even 10% fat yoghurt is nothing we learned about through the greek yoghurt hype, but much earlier! Since fruits are able to store sunlight and change in taste even by the mineral content of the soil they grow in, I guess no mango in the us can taste like the ones in india!

    2. Hello manali….do u know that someone named with Arshia Arshia or Arshia Ali had stolen this pic and posted to her website… Her website name is
      Lazizkhana.com

      Plz report to google and fb ….plz do some action

    3. Hi Manali .. so do you have any recipe for shrikhand using ricotta cheese? Please please if you do have it then reply me. Thank you

      1. Hi Jayshree, sorry I don’t have any shrikhand recipe with ricotta cheese..you can try replacing yogurt with ricotta cheese but the taste will be different for sure

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