Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Easy Mango shrikhand

Mango shrikhand is one more dessert from North India , but popular among all those mango lovers. As I have a lot of Gujarati friends, I get to taste the most delicious traditional mango shrikhands as wells as quick fix shrikhands.  We all know that desserts are supposed to be served after a large meal, but in Gujarati cuisine (my friends' house), they would serve at least 3 desserts along with food and conclude it with a 'dried sweet betel paan' or lassi. There I came to know that, this shrikhand can be used as a dip for poori (which is a staple during their festivals). I too started adding a pinch of sweetness in my dishes because of my love for Gujarati foods.
After seeing many shrikhand recipes in my friend's house, I made this lesser fat version and it is very easy to make too. Mine is not a traditional shrikhand. Traditionally this dessert should be made using whole milk curd. My low-fat version also tastes little similar and can be enjoyed any time.
Enjoy !
Mango shrikhand

Mango puree with sour cream

Sour cream

whipped sour cream

Add mango puree , brown sugar and cardamom powder

Preparing custard base

Mix everything together

Transfer to containers and keep refrigerated

Less fat Mango shrikhand  on an embroidery ....made in Gujarat :)  Love this !
Mango puree - 850 gm (almost 2 lb)
Sour cream (low fat) - 450 gm (1 lb)
low fat milk - 1 cup
low fat milk - 1/4 cup
custard powder (vanilla /mango flavor) - 2 tbsp
sugar - 3/4 cup
cardamom powder - 1 tsp

First prepare the custard, as it needs cooling time.
Bring 1 cup milk to boil. Dissolve custard powder in 1/4 cup milk. REDUCE the heat and add this custard mix. Within 30 seconds it would start thickening, keep on stirring for 1 minute. Switch off the stove and let cool completely.
In a wide mixing bowl pour the sour cream. Whip it to a smooth consistency using a fork.
Add the mango puree, sugar, cardamom powder and mix well.
Add the custard at room temperature. Mix well and transfer to containers.
Keep refrigerated for at least 2 hours before serving (I keep it overnight).
Mango shrikhand is ready !

Serving suggestion:
Serve as dessert.
Ideally this should be served in small cups (2 - 3 tbsp in each cups).
Makes almost 20 servings

*Instead of custard powder we can use corn starch too.
*The custard we prepared can be replaced with low fat cream cheese (whipped smoothly).


beena stephen said...

Mango shrikhand looks so yummy

beena stephen said...

Delicious healthy MANGO SHRIKHAND. love it

Suja Manoj said...

Quick and yummy dessert,love mangoes..will try this

Vikis Kitchen said...

Thanks Beena.

Vikis Kitchen said...

Thanks Suja.

Maha Gadde said...

healthy dessert.any thing with mangoes i love..

Vikis Kitchen said...

Thanks Maha. I too love mango very much.