WHIPPED SHRIKHAND WITH LIME ZEST AND MANGOES

WHIPPED SHRIKHAND WITH MANGO AND LIME ZEST

WHIPPED SHRIKHAND WITH MANGO AND LIME ZEST

Ingredients

6-8 servings

This is an adaptation of a classic Konkan dessert made with hung yogurt. In the summers I like to add lime zest and serve it with chilled ripe mango. Its cooling and refreshing. I whip the Shrikhand to make it lighter and fluffier.

It can be eaten as is, or served with port-poached pears, fresh berries, pound cake, sliced mangoes, grilled pineapple or traditionally with salted, deep-fried puris. The whey that is released while draining the yogurt can be used to prepare taak. It can also be added to lentil dishes like amti or stirred into a kadi.

The yogurt thickens when chilled so you can add a little cold water and whip it with a whisk before serving.

Ingredients

1 kg plain whole milk fresh unflavored yogurt

¾-1 cup granulated sugar or to taste- powdered the sugar if it has large crystals

2 teaspoons lime zest

1 teaspoon powdered seeds of green cardamom

1/2 cup of heavy or whipping cream

Garnish

2 mangoes of your choice (Alphonso, Mayapuri, Rajbhog, Dasseri) peeled, sliced and chilled

Instructions

Pour the yogurt into a mixing bowl and blend thoroughly with a whisk.

Lay a cheesecloth over a strainer or fine colander and place it over a deep bowl to facilitate drainage.

Pour the yogurt into the cheesecloth.

Refrigerate overnight.

Squeeze the cheesecloth periodically, to facilitate draining. Empty the bowl if the drained fluid rises, too close to the cheesecloth.

Scrape the thick yogurt off the cheesecloth into a mixing bowl.

Stir in sugar.

Use an electric beater to whip the yogurt on low to medium speed for about 2-3 minutes or with a hand whisk for about 3-4 minutes. If yogurt is very thick and stiff add a a tablespoon of water.

Add the cardamom and lime zest to the yogurt and whisk in thoroughly.

Add the cream and whisk again.

Spoon the yogurt into a glass bowl and cover tightly. Chill till ready to serve.

Whip again lightly and top with chilled mangoes.

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