Shrikhand is an Indian sweet dish made of strained yogurt/ hung curd, flavored with various ingredients like, cardamom, saffron etc. Shrikhand is also often seen combined with seasonal fruits like mangoes, pineapple, guava etc. Cherry Shrikhand is one such fruit recipe that is combined with hung curd to make sweet Shrikhand with a dash of cardamom powder for aroma and plenty of chopped and pureed cherries for the fruity flavor.
Cherry Shrikhand is a great dessert option for your dinner parties and is even loved a lot by children. If you are a diabetic of watching your weight then this recipe is ideal for you and your loved ones. Just skip adding sugar and increase the quantity of sweet puree cherries, that itself is a natural sweetening agent and a great source of Vitamin C as well. So enjoy this traditional delicacy with a twist of cherries, without worrying about your increase in sugar level. Check out the recipe below and print or save your recipe card for future.
500 grams Hung Curd
2 cups Red Cherries , pitted and chopped
4 table spoon Cherry Puree
1/2 tsp Cardamon powder
Handful of fresh Cherries for garnish
Make hung curd at home by hanging the curd tight in a muslin cloth, overnight so that all the water content drains off leaving thick hung curd.
Collect hung curd in a mixing bowl and set aside in refrigerator for 5-10 mins.
Collect 1 cup of pitted cherries in a blender jar and puree them.
Now take the hung curd out and add cardamom powder and pureed cherries and whisk till it combines well and becomes creamy.
Add remaining 1 cup of pitted and chopped cherries and fold in.
Refrigerate the prepared curd for 1 hour before serving.
Scoop in the cherry shrikhand in serving bowls and garnish with some fresh red cherries, serve chilled.