26 May 2008

Amarkhand = Mango Shrikhand

Shrikhand is traditionally made from thick, hung yoghurt or chakka. The yoghurt is placed in a muslin cloth which is tied up and hung till all the whey has drained off. An easier alternate is using labneh, which is strained yoghurt having a cheeselike consistency. Labneh or yoghurt cheese is widely consumed in the Middle East and Mediterranean region as a dip with pita bread. Labneh lends itself very well to a creamy, delicious shrikhand and is not very sour like the store bought shrikhand. Amarkhand is mango flavoured shrikhand. With the mango season in full swing, it is important to balance the heat from the mangoes with cooling yoghurt - amarkhand fits the bill. Serve it with puris for breakfast or as a dessert or have it whenenver you feel like, it's yummy!
You'll need:
1 sweet, ripe mango - preferably alphonso
200 gms labneh
a pinch of cardamom powder
powdered sugar as per taste
Remove the pulp from the mango. Whisk it along with the labneh and cardamom powder till smooth and creamy. Add sugar only if required. Now fetch a spoon and dig in....aah, you're in heaven!
For a variation, you can add chooped fruits to it or saffron and nuts like almonds, pistachios or chironji.
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31 comments:

Asha said...

Slurp!! What a treat with poories! Good one J!:)

Arundathi said...

love shrikhand...only ever had it KC Das in Bangalore. Glad to know I can make it at home! Thanks!

notyet100 said...

ur changed template looks cool...nice shrikhand,..one of my fav..

Happy cook said...

Yumm yumm and three event in one shot.
Good one

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Yum Yum!! Love the shrikhand!!

Sangeeth said...

very yummy recipe :) luv ur template

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Hi Jyothsna!

Thanks for the background information on Shrikhand and for suggesting substitutions as well. I've never made it before, so that's really helpful. Plus, I love that you can enjoy it almost any time of day and that's it's so good for you too.

Thanks a bunch, my friend!

Susan said...

Now I understand what shrikhand is! I kept confusing it with kheer and other dairy puddings. Looks so darned good, Jyothsna. An ideal warm -weather breakfast!

Sig said...

I've never had shrikhand, dunno why, since I always drool at all the versions in different blogs... This sounds easy enough, and looks delicious!

bee said...

psssttt... we cheat and use sour cream. no hanging, no waiting. this looks yummy.

Jyothsna said...


Asha - It is really good!
Arundathi - I learnt the technique just recently!
Notyet100 - Thanks...
Happy cook - I'd do more vents only if I kept track of them...
Swati - I can trade it for your cakes :)
Sangeeth - Thankyou!
Susan from food blogga - You're welcome! I'm glad to participate, yours is one of the most sensible events around!
Susan - I admire your interest in Indian cuisine! :)
Sig - I've not come across a lot of Malus who like shrikhand :)
Bee - Exactly my point! no waiting :D

sra said...

I feel full and heavy just reading this!

Nithu said...

Lovely shirkandh, especially the mango flavour. Mouthwatering...

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Mango Shrikhand looks good. So creamy. Goes good with chapaties and poories. YUM!...

Jyothsna said...


Sra, nithu, Sukanya - Thanks for coming along and try this out!

Sandeepa said...

Girl where will I mail you ? Ok atleast mail me at rcibengal@gmail.com, I will check it tomorrow for your sake
Amarkhand, nice name, yummy

easycrafts said...

thanks for participating with this mouthwatering dish

mathew said...

After dinner for last two days..i am looking at this blog to see this one and aamras..i love mangoes..and I sorely miss them here in apple country..

I have never eaten shrikhand..but it sure looks so appetizing..

Seena said...

I was about to post Labaneh, love this shrikhand..
am doing well Jyo, how is in Shj? Hot, hot.. ??
Here , it rains throughout night.. :)

Aparna said...

My daughter has just discovered this in a big way this year. And we've loved it always!
I'm making some too, plain and mango.

Jyothsna said...


Sandeepa - Thanks for mailing me :)
EC - You're welcome!
Mathew - Here we get excellent mangoes straight from Bombay.
Seena - It's terribly hot here! You are lucky with the rains!
Aparna - Good for your daughter, I never liked shrikhand as a kid :)

Nanditha Prabhu said...

drool...........i have never tried shrikhand b4. i don't know why ... but you r tempting me....and that too with the flavor of mango....i might try it soon!

Sandeepa said...

Hey you did it :) It looks damn good. If you want me to edit anything on these pics on the header send it and I will do it

Cynthia said...

I've heard of shrikhand but never had it. Sounds delicious.

Jyothsna said...


Nanditha, Cynthia - One of the easiest things you can make is this shortcut shrikhand.

Sandeepa - :) Thanks for the help, I'll mail you.

Susan said...

P.S. - It is still very hard to find Alphonso mangoes in the U.S. I'm making a special pilgrimage to the Upper East Side in NYC where there have been sitings!

BTW, Jyothsna, the lemon fudge will keep a long time in a sealed container w/o refrigeration. I still have some left. You will find the texture and method much like burfi. Hope you try it. Very crumbly yet creamy, and quite tangy.

Jyothsna said...

Thanks Susan!:)

MR said...

excellent !!
my son's fav sweet dish with pooris .

Jyothsna said...

MR - Thanks for dropping by!

Five Spices said...

Love the recipe...Please tell me about labneh in mango shrikhand.
Please tell me where do I get that.
Thanks.

Jyothsna said...


Five Spices - Labneh is hung yoghurt with cheese like consistency as I have explained in the post. You can google labneh to learn more about it. labneh is widely available in the Middle East. You have not given your location, but I'm sure you can find it at your local supermarket. Or you can use sour cream or hang curds to drain off the whey to amke shrikhand. Hope this helps!