Thursday, April 14, 2011

Amrakhand (Mango Shrikhand)

This is a fruity version of the Shrikhand recipe I had posted some time back. For Amrakhand, just add 8 oz of Mango Pulp to the recipe (ie half of the 14 oz can - I don't know if you can get a smaller mango pulp can). Alternatively you can puree 1 - 14 oz mango slices can. Works better, but since I had pulp on hand, used it for this recipe, nothing like fresh mango though, for this recipe you can add 4 sliced mangoes. Adjust the sugar as per need because sometimes the canned mango pulp can be little more sour.

Ingredients:
Plain yogurt (for chakka - that's what we call the strained yoghurt) - 2 lbs container (Used two 2 lbs Dannon), Sugar - (typical  ratio: 1 cup chakka : 1 cup sugar - but adjust sweetness according to your own preference), 8 oz Mango Pulp, 1/4 tsp - nutmeg powder (best if freshly grated), Cardamom - crushed, 5-6 pods.

Procedure:
Usually I strain the yoghurt overnight. Place a cheesecloth/thin soft towel or cloth in a strainer with a bowl underneath. Pour the yoghurt in it. Tie up the cloth and hang it (idea is to strain out all the water from the yoghurt) on a banana holder/your kitchen sink tap (keep a bowl underneath to catch the dripping water - my mom re-used this water to knead doug because it has lot of nutrients). The Chakka/strained yogurt looks like this:


The next day, place the strained yogurt, mango pulp and sugar in a bowl and mix it thoroughly. Typically I use a hand mixer - saves time and effort. When the sugar dissolves, add the nutmeg powder, crushed cardamom and mix again with a spoon. Chill and serve!! 

 I am sending this recipe off to Kaarasaaram's Healing Food - Mango Event originally started by Siri.

27 comments:

aipi said...

This is one of the most exotic desserts and you have done a fabulous job- the texture looks creamy n perfect!

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savitha ramesh said...

Splendid work.shirkhand looks absolute yum.

Now Serving said...

Your mom is absolutely right in reusing the liquid strained from yogurt - that is called the Whey and it is the part that contains all the protein! Coming from Srikhand land (pune) this one looks fantastic :)
Iniya Puthaandu Vazhikal :)

Mehjabeen Arif said...

creamy.. nice'y.. Shrikhand initself is a delight.. with mango , its a treat..

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

so nice and delicious shrikhand !!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

This looks absolutely superb, loved it that day and love the picture now. Thanks for the recipe. I am going to first try the plain version :)

Shanavi said...

Looks creamy n glossy.. well done yaar

Nandini said...

Love the glossy texture! Very palatable and appetizing!

Coral said...

shrikhad puri is my fav. from childhood when ever there is any festi. I used to ask My Aai pls make shrikhad n puri.... and in summer Amrakhanda ....... Yum yum yum...

Biny Anoop said...

dat looks great dear...i ove it with ouris or even rotis....

Khaugiri said...

Wow it's really mouthwatering!!!

Priya said...

Salivating, my fav shrikhand..

AMMU MOHAN said...

mm..looks creamy and tasty..

kaveri said...

Looks super delicious...

jeyashrisuresh said...

fabulous and mouthwatering sweet.U have made this perfect

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Looks so delicious, my favorite dessert.

Smitha said...

I wish I could be eating that right now! wonderful dish!
Smitha
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divya said...

Wow it's really mouthwatering!!!

R said...

aipi, savitha ramesh, mehjabeen arif, sravscuilinaryconcepts,Priya YM, shanavi, nandini,coral, biny anoop, khaugiri, Priya, ammu mohan, kaveri,jeyashrisuresh, sensible vegetarian, smitha,divya: thank you all, your apprecitaion has made my day :)!!
now serving: sure, as i had said in my earlier QA, she hates to waste anything :) also: Iniya Puthaandu Vazhikal :) translate please, hope it means something good :))

Rani acharyulu said...

Awesome mango srikand.This is my favorite.Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.I book marked this recipe.
cheers

Vidhya said...

Srikand look so delicious.

Satya Chaitanya said...

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Mahimaa's kitchen said...

shrikhand looks really yummy!

Santosh Bangar said...

tempting shrikhand

Prathima Rao said...

Creamy & luscious!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Zareena said...

Lovely and creamy R. I am drooling here. Mango that too ripe is a weakness. Loved this perfect dish.

R said...

Rani A, Vidya, satya c, mahimaa's kitchen,santosh bangar, prathima rao, zareena : thank you for appreciating!