Gujarati Shrikhand


Shrikhand is a Gujarati sweet yogurt dish. It can be eaten by itself or as part of a meal. I like it with pooris.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
4 servings


  • 6 cups plain yogurt

  • 2 large pinches saffron threads

  • 2 tablespoons warm milk

  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom

  • ¼ cup chopped pistachio nuts

  • 2 drops yellow food coloring (Optional)


  1. Tie a sheet of cheesecloth over a large bowl. Pour the yogurt onto the cheesecloth and place in refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours to drain. Press the yogurt firmly with a spoon to release any excess liquid. The remaining yogurt should be thick. Transfer the yogurt to a clean bowl.

  2. Soak the saffron threads in the warm milk for 10 minutes; stir into the yogurt. Add the sugar, pistachio nuts, and cardamom and mix well. Stir the food coloring into the mixture until you get the color you like. Refrigerate until completely chilled, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

752 Calories
10g Fat
149g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 752
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 297mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 149g 54%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 144g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 694mg 53%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 979mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.