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Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Strawberry Shrikhand & EP turns 4 | Quick Healthy Dessert

There were so many things going around last week that I actually forgot my blog baby's birthday(none to blame other than me).Better late than never,I would like to give a  shout out to everyone who had been an important part of this journey.Its you guys,who helped me mold,nurture and cherish this little space.Little did I know about blogging and now I feel confident to tell someone about blogging nevertheless I am still ignorant about many technical aspects.Started this space(4 years ago),as the best way to kill time and to experiment recipes.Gradually leisure changed to passion,now enjoying every bit of this healthy drive.I don't want to bore you all with my non stop blah blah about me and my space,so going straight to the topic.Shrikhand is one of my favorite quick dessert that whips up instantly if you have greek yogurt(hung curd/chakka) at home.This recipe requires hardly any cooking time,no fancy gadgets and the ingredients list is very short.There is no use of gelatin or agar agar but still the texture is almost like mousse;light and fluffy.I already have a mango shrikhand(amrakhand) recipe in the blog but that has no cooking unlike this.Kids love this too,they licked their bowl clean.I have added strawberries to create the twist and the rest remains the same.Do give this a try as strawberries are in season and enjoy !!

Preparation time~ 1 hour(if using greek yogurt)
Cooking time & assembling ~5 minutes + 10 minutes
Serves ~ 2
strawberry 1.5 cup chopped
*greek yogurt thick 1.5 cup
icing sugar /powdered sugar 2tbsp
granulated sugar 1tbsp

  • If you are using greek yogurt then pour about 2 cups of yogurt in a muslin cloth and hang it over the sink tap or place in a sieve for 1 hour and place a bowl down to collect the whey(the result should be 1.5 cups of thick greek yogurt).If you are using regular yogurt then pour 3-3.5 cups of yogurt in the muslin cloth  and hang for 5-6 hours or overnight(if you are leaving overnight refrigerate this process else the yogurt may turn sour or if you live in cold weather area then its fine).
  • Wash,hull and chop the strawberries.Add this to a pan and add sugar,place on low heat.Wait til the strawberry releases water slightly and gets soft.Switch off flame and let it cool.
  • Blend the strawberries in a blender and strain the mixture.In the mean time,whisk the yogurt with a spoon and add the strawberry puree little by little.Keep folding to blend well.Add powdered sugar to this and combine well.
  • Add to cups and chill for 2 hours to set.Serve chilled with sliced strawberries.

* I didn't add any water while cooking strawberries.It is wise to avoid water else the result mixture may turn watery and can ruin the shrikhand texture.
* Adding icing sugar stabilises the consistency of the shrikhand.If you are using regular powdered sugar then add a tsp of corn flour,mix and then add to the yogurt.
* You can add a drop of red color to make it more appealing but I haven't added any color(the natural color).
* You can add 2 drops of strawberry essence to add flavor if you have too.

Once again,thanks everyone who had been part of this space.Hope to c u all around in my upcoming posts and travel :)

A review of previous birthday treats,if interested-
Pista burfi (Pistachio Fudge) for 3rd birthday
Pineapple pastry(eggless) for 2nd birthday
Instant Jalebi for 1st birthday

More strawberry recipes from this space-
Strawberry Crepes
Strawberry Shake
Strawberry Cupcakes
Strawberry Ice cream(eggless)
Strawberry Oats smoothie
Strawberry Popsicle


Swathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats on your blog anniversary. Looks delicious Julie.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy bloggoversary dear..... delicious strawberry shirikhand and really colorful one.... :)

Babitha said... Best Blogger Tips

congrats on ur blog anniversary

Mahi said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats & Happy Blogging! Strawberries in shrikhand is a nice idea! :)

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations dear....What an amazing post to celebrate this anniversary..beautifully presented...looks super

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats dear... our blog is like one of our babies, we get excited about every step we take... the shrikand looks so tempting, I have some strawberries in my fridge and u r really tempting me to make these very soon... Hope to see more recipes from you and wish you many many more years! :)

Lifewithspices said... Best Blogger Tips

picture perfect shrikhand

Remya said... Best Blogger Tips


jasna varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy blogobirthday Julie :-)

Cathleen said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this!! Strawberries are really cheap where I am, and I am looking for great recipes to use them up. This looks like the perfect one!

Thermofan. Marisa G. said... Best Blogger Tips

Daar Julie, my blog turned 4 last month. We started blogging at the same time and it's a pleasure to follow your fantastic work and to have in my list of special friends.
Your Strawberry Shrikhand is healthy. Sure I'm going to prepare it.
Cheers from Valencia

nandoos kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats dear.. and shrikand looks yumm.

radha said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations. Delicious srikhand. I think that portion would be too much, but I would have it all.

Shabbu said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats dear..Delicious dessert...

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats Julie,looks so yummy, will surely try this

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats Julie,way to go.Loved your blog from the beginning..And the recipe today apparently looks stunning...With the colour and content...Hugs Dear,

Beena said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats Juli. Yummy drink

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats!!! for your blog anniversary... Strawberry shrikhand looks so creamy!