How to make Kesari Shrikhand-SK Khazana -

A favourite of the Maharashtrians, this sweetened yogurt is flavoured with saffron

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Saffron milk (kesar), Saffron strands

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Mithais

Kesari Shrikhand-SK Khazana

Kesari Shrikhand-SK Khazana Recipe Card


The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 2.30-3 hour

Cook time : Cooking Time

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Kesari Shrikhand-SK Khazana Recipe

  • Saffron milk (kesar) 2 tablespoons

  • Saffron strands for garnish

  • Hung yogurt 2 cups

  • Powdered sugar 1/2 cup

  • Nutmeg (jaiphal) powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Almonds blanched, peeled and sliced for garnish

  • Pistachios blanched and chopped for garnish


Step 1

Whisk together hung yogurt and powdered sugar in a bowl till smooth and creamy.

Step 2

Add saffron milk and whisk till well blended. Add nutmeg powder and cardamom powder and mix well. Refrigerate to chill.

Step 3

Garnish with almonds, pistachios, saffron and serve chilled.

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