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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


I always thought that shrikhand was the most difficult dish to make and it needed a lot of skill, experience n all that..... So, I was hesitant to try it out all these days. But when I was talking to my friend couple of days back, she mentioned that she had made shrikhand for her guests... I immediately collected the recipe from her and realized that it was not really difficult. My only concern was that I didn't have any spare cotton cloth with which I could tie the yogurt. I googled and found here that I could even use a colander instead. So, here goes the recipe. Thanx Sangeeta, for sharing this one with me.. It turned out really tasty!! :)


2-3 cups Thick curds (I used Danon All Natural Plain yogurt
3/4 - 1 cup Powdered sugar

2-3 tbsp Honey (optional)

1-2 tsp Chopped nuts (cashews/almonds/pistochios)

1/2 tsp Elaichi, powdered

5-6 strands Saffron,soaked in a little warm milk


  1. Pour the curd into a colander with very thin perforations and place a vessel underneath to collect the water. Let cool in the refrigerator for about 3-4 hours. Note: You can even tie the curd in a white linen and hang it up so that the extra water drains out.
  2. Transfer the curds into a bowl and beat well; Add sugar, honey, elaichi and beat further.
  3. Garnish with chopped nuts and serve chilled with pooris. It can even be served separately as a sweet dish. Tip: Adding a few strands of saffron soaked in warm milk gives it a good color and flavor.


Red Chillies said...

Ramya, looks awesome. Srikhand is my all time favorite dessert. So did you use the full fat version yogurt for this one? I hope the low-fat works for this.

Raks said...

LOve this shrikhand ..had only once in my life time..But had no idea of the ingredients..Thanx for sharin:))

Kribha said...

I've tried shrikhand only once in a restaurant. I've always wanted to try it. But as you said even I fear that it needs some expertise to do it right.Anyway, will try it soon. One more thing. I remember seeing pistas as a garnish for this dish in another blog. Maybe you can try that too for next time.Thanks for sharing yours. Looks very very good.

Finla said...

I do agree with you, i also thought till today that shrikhand was a realy difficult to make.
Looks delicious

Laavanya said...

That looks really nice and thick. Yummy. I haven't tasted shrikand in a really long time... you are tempting me.

Bong Mom said...

Thanks Ramya, this is a very easy recipe and with your honey it seems to be really healthy too

Mishmash ! said...

yes, this is one of the easiest you can make and one of the tastiest :) Am sure u enjoyed the dessert :)


Anonymous said...

Hi Ramya

I haven't tasted shrikand till now. But i liked your chaat.. photos are very nice

Cynthia said...

Thanks for the introduction, I'd never heard of this dish before.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

@Red Chillies,
Glad you liked it.. Yeah, I used the full fat version for my shrikhand. But I think even the low fat one would work... You can gv it a try!

@Raks Kitchen,
My all time fav too!!! :) Glad you like it

Hey, you are right.... I ran short of pistachios n thats y i didnt add them. But i've mention it in the ingredients!!

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

@Happy Cook,
So, now u know that its not all that difficult.. u should try it out sometime

Thanx! :)

oh yeah, honey did add to the flavor too.. it was gr8!!

right!!! ez n delicious!!

You guys should try it out once... I'm sure you'll love it!!

Sreelu said...

Ramya Srikhand is my favorite and its easy to make, my husband loves to eat with pooris, I usually add saffron to my version

Seena said...

So I should try this , m,Ramya?
I knew it from the comments..!

J said...

Ramya, have you tried using Labneh to make shrikand? It turns out awesome.

Rachel said...

I have always bought the mango flavoured ones from stores..never knew how these were made..so thanks!

DEEPA said...

what shld i say ramya ....i have never made this at home ...really looks awesome ..will try it soon ..by the way ..is there anything left till now ..may be i can have some

Sig said...

Hey I can't see the pic for some reason ramya... :(

Red Chillies said...

You have been tagged:

Anonymous said...

you are welcome dear....looks awesome :)

Unknown said...

wow that was easy:) and thanks for the colander tip.i too used to avoid such recipes, thinking i didnt have the item, but now iam glad:)

Priyanka said...

the shrikhand, chaat and the maddur vada all look quite delisious.

Paru ... said...


Shrikhand looks very delicious..Will surely try it out soon..

Paru (www.brindavanrecipes.blogspot.com)

Sig said...

Yay, I can see the pic now, it looks delicious :)

Richa said...

kesar elaichi shrikhand makes one yum dessert :) looks good.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

@Sreelu, Seena,
Yeah, Poori Shrikhand is an amazing combo. And yes, adding saffron gives it a wonderful flavor but I didnt hv any in my pantry :( so, had to skip it...

Hey, never used Labneh.... Sounds like a good idea, though. Will try it out next time thanx :)

oh yeah, Mango shrikhand tastes gr8too!! BUt now that u hv the recipe... U shud try it at home. You'll love it :)

Thanx girls!!

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

oh yeah, it is indeed ez.... and yeah, the colander tip comes in handy!! even I hesitated making such dishes all this while :)

Thanx! Glad you liked them....

oh yes!!! ONe of the best.... :)

venkatesh said...

Why are not you my neighbour??

Seema said...

Shrikhabnd is all time favourite.. how about some hot pooris to go with it!! Yum yum!!

Seema said...

Shrikhabnd is all time favourite.. how about some hot pooris to go with it!! Yum yum!!

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Well.... this ones really ez to make... you could make it yourself n enjoi too!

Thanx girl... Sure goes gr8 w/ puris

Shimogait said...

This is one of my favorites!!! Nanna ammana recipe for this is also same... She used to do this for me on one condition.. I was supposed to do the beating of the mix until she is happy with the mix!!!...

Usha said...

I bought cheese cloth from Bed, Bath and Beyond when I was last in the US. works well for hanging up the curds.

jaikai (nutmeg) is another flavour that goes well with Shrikhand