As a yogurt based dish, shrikhand is an ideal summertime dessert. However, being exquisite and simple to make, it is irresistible all around the year. Fresh, homemade yogurt yields the best result.
Flavoured with saffron and cardamom, yogurt is drained overnight in a cloth bundle. It turns into a thick, silky sweetness when powder-sugar is added.
Shrikhand has a refined taste. It marries well with fresh berries during the season. Combined with mango, it is called amrakhand.
Because of the perfection of aromas I associate shrikhand with aristocracy. Whether served on a silver plate in a posh reception or on leaf cup in a humble hut, it tastes unadulterated. It is pure and natural.