Kesar Elaichi Shrikand Recipe

Kesar Elaichi Shrikand Recipe
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Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand Recipe is an interesting twist to Shrikhand which is included as a commoner in festivals like Janmashtami and a popular dessert option during get together. Shrikand is made out of hung curd. Shrikhand has the nutritional value of curd and has dry fruits in it hence it is one of the healthy desserts. Kesar Elaichi Shrikand Recipe can be interestingly paired with Puri and batata nu shaak recipe for breakfast or lunch.

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Cuisine: Indian
Course: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

35 M


4 Servings


  • 4.5 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt) , with full fat
  • 1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons Sugar , adjustable
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
  • 2 pinch Saffron strands
  • 1/2 teaspoon Milk , warm
  • 7-8 Pistachios , crushed

How to make Kesar Elaichi Shrikand Recipe

  1. To prepare Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand Recipe, begin with making hung curd. Line a strainer with a kitchen cotton towel or a clean muslin cloth. Place the strainer over a deep bowl. Pour the curd into it and bring edges of muslin cloth and tie on the edge lightly to refrain curd from overflowing.

  2. Gently press and let the whey water drip.

  3. Keep it in fridge along with the deep bowl beneath strainer, for 4-5 hours. I kept it overnight, so the entire whey water dripped off the hung curd.

  4. After the specified time, take the hung curd out from the cloth and place it in a bowl with lid and refrigerate it.

  5. To make Kesar Elaichi Shrikand, take warm milk in bowl and add the saffron strands to it and stir and keep aside.

  6. Powder 4-5 cardamom in a mortar.

  7. Take the hung curd in a bowl, and add sugar and cardamom powder and gently stir.

  8. Then add the saffron dissolved milk to it.

  9. Using a Hand blender, whip till it is smooth and sugar is dissolved.

  10. Freeze Kesar Elaichi Shrikand till required and serve it chilled, garnished with pistachio as a dessert or to side with Puri and batata nu shaak recipe for breakfast or lunch.