Aamrakhand ( mango shrikhand )

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Aamrakhand , a variant of Shrikhand the popular dessert in the Gujarati and Maharashtrian cuisine , is nothing but an inclusion of mango pulp to shrikhand ( Aam-Hindi for mango ).

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It’s made by blending hung yoghurt with the mango pulp along with a little saffron and cardamom powderย and garnished with nuts . It’s normally served with pooris , I like to devour this as it is. It is rich , creamy and oh so delicious !


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I decided to make it at home this time, and was quite happy with the outcome.
Here’s how I made it , with a little help from my mom in law once again !

ingredients:

1 & 1/2 cup of Greek yoghurt / hung yoghurt

1 & 1/2 cup of mango pulp

a pinch of saffron mixed in 1 tablespoon of warm milk

1/4 cup granulated white sugar

1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder

Almonds and pistachios for garnish, as required

Preparation:

1. In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients except the nuts.

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2. Blend on low speed until everything is mixed well and creamy, about 30 to 45 seconds ( do not beat on high speed or for a long time, we do not want to incorporate air in the mixture).

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3. Pour into serving bowls , garnish with nuts and refrigerate for few hours before serving. Enjoy ย delicious Aamrakhand ๐Ÿ™‚

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notes:

1. Since I have used store bought sweetened kesari mango pulp , I added only 1/4 cup of sugar, adjust as required .

2. You may use fresh mangoes, make sure they are ripe and sweet, scoop out the flesh , purรฉe and strain to get rid of fibres, if any.

3.You may also use plain yoghurt , instead of Greek yoghurt. If using plain yoghurt ( take more quantity of yoghurt than specified in the recipe to yield 1 & 1/2 cup of hung yoghurt )then line it in a Muslin /cheese cloth and hang it for a few hours until all the water has been drained . If you intend to leave it ย to drain overnight, place it in the refrigerator to avoid the yoghurt from turning too sour.

Do give this a try ! You will definitely love it , if you love mangoes ๐Ÿ™‚

Regards,

Freda

26 comments

  1. thisisanu92 says:

    aamrakhand aaaah! mouth watering . its quite famous here in India specially in summer . sunday afetrnoon entire family having hot chapatis with aamrakhand and aam-ras and some biryani . divine !!
    your pics look fantastic . i bet it tasted wonderful too *thumbs up*

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