Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Today is Gudhipadva - new year for us. Nothing makes me feel like Gudhi padva as devouring homemade shrikhand. Since I haven't yet blogged about Dryfruit Shrikhand, I have decided to celebrate today with this delicious yogurt with nuts.
Sweetened Greek yogurt with nuts and dryfruits
2 cups Greek Yogurt
1 cup sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1 tbsp unsalted almond slivers, roasted
1 tbsp unsalted pistachios, chopped
1 tbsp unsalted pecans, powdered
1 tbsp unsalted walnuts, powdered
1 tbsp raisins
1 tbsp seedless dates, chopped
few strands of saffron
Garnish (use any one)
3-4 green cardamoms, peeled & powdered
1/8 tsp nutmeg powder
2-3 drops of ice cream essence
1 tsp rose water
1. Mix salt, sugar and yogurt well. Set aside.
2. Take saffron in a steel spoon. Switch on the gas. Keep spoon over the top of the flames without actually touching the fire, for 15- 20 seconds. Take off. Mix with 1 tbsp milk. Add to the yogurt mixture
3. Stir in remaining nuts and dryfruits.
4. Use any one of the garnishes.
5. Chill in the refrigerator. Serve chilled
1. Sometimes, people also add tutty-fruity, candied orange peels. I do not like that flavor.
2. Use only one of the garnishes else it will be too overpowering with a confusing flavor.
3. You can increase or decrease the quantity of dryfruits & nuts based on your personal preference.