Mango Shrikhand – A Cool and Creamy Mango Yogurt dessert

Mango Shrikhand – A cool and creamy mango flavored dessert made with lush creamy yogurt and sweet mangoes, garnished with aromatic saffron strands!

MangoShrikhand

Happy Spring! A new season and new festival to celebrate! Today we are celebrating Gudi Padwa, first day of the month “Chaitra” in hindu calendar, start of spring and beginning of a new year for the people of Maharashtra. Early morning we hang a ‘Gudi’ outside our homes which is a brass pot upside down on a long bamboo stick, adorned with a bright silk cloth, flower garland and a twig of mango leaves. It is a sign of prosperity and good things to come.

Audi - Mango Shrikhand

Gudi Padwa is one of the four most auspicious days in the year. It is beginning of new harvest season and the air is filled with the aroma of ripe mangoes. To celebrate this auspicious day, we are making the authentic Mango Shrikhand (smooth, creamy, strained yogurt sweetened with mango pulp). It is one of our family favorite dessert and we always find reasons to make it through out the year. This probably is the easiest Indian dessert recipe that requires a few basic ingredients. The best part is that it can be made in advance and refrigerated for up to a month.

Mango Shrikhand

Step by step recipe:

Line a large bowl with a double layer of cheesecloth. Pour the yogurt onto the cheesecloth.

MangoShrikhand ing1

 

Gather the corners of the cloth and tie into a bundle. Hang the cheese cloth so all the water can drain out. I usually hang this for 5-6 hours or put some weight on the cloth and leave it overnight in the refrigerator,in a colander, so the water can completely drain out. Squeeze out any remaining water by tightly pressing against the tied yogurt. The consistency should be thicker than that of the greek yogurt.

Mango Shrikhand hung

 

Empty thickened yogurt into a bowl.

Mango Shrikhand strained

 

Mix well with a wooden spatula or whisk for 5 minutes until it is smooth.

Mango Shrikhand ings

Stir in sugar and mix well for another 5 mins.

Mango Shrikhand4

 

Add the mango pulp and mix well for another 5 mins. Garnish with saffron strands and chill for an hour before serving.

Mango Shrikhand - Meal

Happy Gudi Padwa!

 

Mango Shrikhand - A Cool and Creamy Mango Yogurt dessert
Author: 
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 2 lb regular plain yogurt
  • 1-1/2 cup mango pulp
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp saffron
Instructions
  1. Line a large bowl with a double layer of cheesecloth. Pour the yogurt onto the cheesecloth, gather the corners of the cloth and tie into a bundle. Hang the cheese cloth so all the water can drain out (5-6 hours) or put some weight on the cloth and leave it overnight in the refrigerator, in a colander, so the water can completely drain out.
  2. Empty thickened yogurt into a bowl. Mix well with a wooden spatula or whisk for 5 minutes until it is smooth. Stir in sugar and mix well for another 5 mins.
  3. Add mango pulp and mix well until it gets smooth and creamy consistency (5 mins). Garnish with saffron strands. Chill for an hour before serving. Serve with hot Puris.

30 thoughts on “Mango Shrikhand – A Cool and Creamy Mango Yogurt dessert

  1. The creamy texture must be so good. 🌸 Almost like cream cheese. 🌸 I would leave out the sugar. I have saffron. I will try it without sugar and let you know. I bet it would taste spectacular too! 🌸

    1. Yes almost like cream cheese but not that thick. I am sure it will taste great with saffron too. May be a hint of cardamom if you like. I would love to know how you like it!

Leave a Reply