Homemade Shrikhand

Dry fruit Kesar Shrikhand is a Maharashtrian dessert made with hung curd, powdered sugar flavoured with nuts, saffron and cardamom. For Maharashtrians, it is a must have dessert for most of the festivals. Now, make this yummy dessert at home and serve with hot puris. Here goes the recipe:


500 grams Fresh Curds                               
1/2 cup Powdered sugar
2 tbsp Chopped Pistachio                           
2 tbsp Chopped Almonds                          
1 tbsp Raisins (optional)                                            
1/4 tsp Cardamom powder                                      
a big pinch Saffron (Kesar)                                     
1 tbsp Warm milk 


Homemade Shrikhand
Dry Fruits Kesar Shrikhand



  • Place curds in a muslin cloth and hang it overnight or for 6-7 hours to drain out the whey from the curds.
  • Place it inside the refrigerator to avoid  the curds going sour.
  • Soak saffron in warm milk. Keep this aside.
  • Transfer the hung curds to a mixing bowl, add powdered sugar and mix well until the sugar dissolves using a whisk or a hand blender.
  • Now add the saffron soaked in milk and cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Finally add the chopped dryfruits (almonds, pistachios and raisins) and mix well.
  • Refrigerate and serve dry fruits kesar shrikhand  with puris.


Do have a look at the following shrikhand recipes

Honey Nuts sugarfree Shrikhand, Amrakhand, Strawberry shrikhand