I almost missed posting mango based recipe this season.I am not a huge fan of mangoes but I just buy a few so as to be part of the mango mania.But this year I didn't even buy a single one.My neighbor who has a tree in her yard learnt about Lil angels 'sudden' fondness for mangoes and sent across a few.Lil Angel was delighted to see them and just as suddenly as the likeness appeared ,it vanished without trace and the mangoes were forgotten.Then I took matters into my hands and prepared Amrakhand today.
A few weeks ago while watching Travel and Living channel,Madhur Jaffrey made this delightful dessert and I was hooked on to it.Lil Angel who was watching this show was equally tempted.We [Lil angel and me] are huge fans of the cooking series in Travel and Living.We love to watch Kylie Kwang,Nigella Lawson and Madhur Jaffrey turn their kitchen into heaven!!!Kylie Kwang is her favorite as she resembles a friend from the orient![I will save the details for a later post].So Madhur Jaffrey was on TV and we both were literally drooling as she prepared a Gujarati meal.Amrakhand, Dokla, Kandhvi.Each dish surpassed the other in simplicity and visual appeal.
Now to the recipe-Amrakhand is a fruity version of the creamy Shrikhand.Shrikhand ,as you are aware,is the sweetened creamy hung yogurt flavored with cardamom and saffron.A sweet dessert from Gujarat,it can be savored as such or as a side dish to roti / puri.
This is one of those 'make-ahead' desserts when you have a large crowd and want to have an impressing spread of dishes.You can also enjoy it all by yourself on hot summer days when you crave for something cool and delicious.
Thick curd / Yogurt - 3 cups
Sugar- less than 1/4 cup ,depending on the sweetness of the mangoes
Mango pulp-1 1/2 cups
Nuts and mango pulp to garnish
- In a bowl whisk yogurt and sugar.It will become pasty.
- Add the mango pulp and whisk to mix.
- Chill till serving time.
- Serve garnished with mango pulp and some nuts.
- The yogurt has to be very thick.Else tie it up in a cheese cloth and hang it till the water drains completely.Watery yogurt spoils the dish totally.
- You can also use canned mango pulp.
Labels: Diwali Sweets, Fun With Fruits, Gujarat, Mango, No cook recipes, Saffron, Sweet temptations, Yumm Yoghurt