How to make Shrikhand with Caramelised Walnuts -

Shrikhand is one of the most warm and homely desserts. The caramelized walnuts not only enhance its appearance but elevate the humble dish to another level

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Yogurt (दही), Walnuts (अखरोट)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Mithais


Shrikhand with Caramelised Walnuts

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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 4-5 hour

Cook time : 0-5 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Shrikhand with Caramelised Walnuts Recipe

  • Yogurt 3 cups

  • Walnuts , roughly chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Sugar 2 tablespoons

  • Powdered sugar 3/4 cup

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Milk 1 tablespoon

  • Saffron strands a few

Method

Step 1

Pour the yogurt into a large piece of muslin cloth, bring the edges together to form a potli. Keep the potli in a strainer kept over a large bowl and let the excess water drain off completely. Keep the bowl in the refrigerator so that the yogurt doesn’t turn sour. This may take 3-4 hours.

Step 2

Put the hung yogurt into a sieve kept over another bowl, add powdered sugar and mix till the sugar blends completely with the yogurt and the mixture passes through the sieve into the bowl.

Step 3

Heat a non-stick pan, add walnuts and 2 tablespoons sugar and cook stirring continuously till the sugar caramelizes. Transfer the mixture onto a plate lined with butter paper and spread evenly.

Step 4

Add green cardamom powder to the yogurt mixture. Take milk in a small bowl, add saffron and mix well. Add this to the yogurt mixture and mix everything well.

Step 5

Add half the caramelized walnuts and mix well.

Step 6

Transfer the shrikhand into serving bowl, garnish with the remaining caramelized walnuts and serve.

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