Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Dryfruit Shrikhand for Gudhi Padva 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.



Dryfruit Shrikhand

Sweetened Greek yogurt with nuts and dryfruits

Ingredients
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

OR

2-3 drops of ice cream essence

OR

1 tsp rose water



Method

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



Note -

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.





नूतन वर्षाभिनंदन

Happy Gudhipadva.

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