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Shrikhand

Shrikhand is an Indian dessert made of strained yogurt. It is one of the main desserts in Gujarati cuisine, and a common side dish in Maharashtrian cuisine. The yogurt is tied and hung until all the water has drained off, the result being a thick and creamy yogurt. Dried and fresh fruit such as mango are also added. Other ingredients include sugar, cardamom powder, and saffron. Shrikhand is popular in western India.

The dish is prepared by placing the strained yogurt and sugar in a deep bowl and mixing it thoroughly. You can use a hand mixer. The cardamom powder and saffron are then added and mixed. The dish is served chilled. In Gujarati cuisine, the Shrikhand is not eaten as a dessert, but as a side-dish to breads such as poori (usually "khaaja poori").

A popular variation is Amrakhand, which is Shrikhand mixed with mango pulp, and made homogeneous with mixer.

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