Friday, July 19, 2013
The idea of making Strawberry flavor Shrikhand was in the back of my mind ever since I made Strawberry Sheera. Finally made this yesterday, here's how:
1 32oz tub of yogurt ( I have used honey flavor Greek yogurt, plain will also do)
12 medium size strawberries
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp cardamon pwd
handful of sliced almonds
Empty the yogurt into a clean cheesecloth, tie and hang it to drain for 4-5 hrs. The whey will drain off and what remains is called 'chakka' in Marathi.
Puree the strawberries without adding any liquid till it becomes very smooth. This is best done in a dry grinder, but if you have to add liquid, add a few drops of milk. My strawberry puree was very smooth so I have not strained it, but straining it is optional.
Mix the strawberry puree, chakka, sugar and cardamon pwd. Use a whip or hand blender to mix well to a smooth consistency. Garnish with sliced almonds and strawberry slices.
Tastes best when served cold with hot puris.