Kesar Shrikhand

Kesar Shrikhand‘ is a simple yet easy dessert.This delicacy is a big favorite in the western India, especially in Gujarat and Maharashtra.

Big winner with kids and seniors.Both age groups cannot chew much.

A good way to serve yogurt to picky kids, who otherwise detest milk.

It has also been referred in the history as ‘Shikhrini‘.’Shedki‘ is prepared with rose petals. ‘Amrakhand‘ along with sweet mango pulp are their other variants.

If you look at a similarity,it resembles greek yogurt or fruit yogurt available in the west.Both use hung curd.

Add some sugar and fruit pulp to make an easy dessert.

Adding saffron gives it a great color.

You may just make it with some cardamom too.

Some like to have it as a dessert.You could also pair it with poori for breakfast.

Delicious and absolutely yum!!

 We make it especially for Janamashtami.We celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna during  the Janamashtami festival.

Milk and milk products are a favorite of Lord Krishna.He is also known as the protector of cows.He loves butter and curd especially.We offer many milk based products as prasad.


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Kesar Shrikhand
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Kesar Shrikhand


  • 4 cups Plain yogurt (made from 1 liter milk)
  • ¼ cup Powdered sugar
  • Few strands of saffron soaked in 1 tbsp milk
  • ¼ teaspoon elaichi powder
  • ¼ cup,Almonds & pistachios chopped finely


  1. Take fresh yogurt, set from 1 liter of milk.
  2. Place a muslin cloth in a sieve in a bowl.
  3. Add the curd in a muslin/cotton cloth.Allow water to separate.
  4. This takes around 2 hours.
  5. Place saffron strands in milk for at least 30 minutes till you get a beautiful hue.
  6. Mix all ingredients.
  7. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

note: During summer, you can add mango pulp to yogurt to make amrakhand. You may also add rose syrup or petals to make shedki as per your taste.

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