At this time of the year , when everyone is going gaga about the soaring temperatures and the heat , we tend to crave these cold modern desserts like icecream , smoothies, jellies and so on . The age old Indian desserts don’t even come to our mind.
But today ,suddenly ,the thought of a chilled bowl of classic srikhand cropped up in my mind. Its a recipe that we prepare only for some special festivals. I don’t know if it was a craving or my mind, trying to get a solution for the amount of yogurt piling-up in my fridge. I had to give this awesome dessert a shot.
The first part of the recipe involves getting a yogurt and sugar mixture of a smooth consistency. Then you can top it up with any type of dry fruits that you like . I ‘ve used almonds , cashews and raisins.
Now, let me tell you, my family would go that extra mile, to source the best quality dry fruits possible . So if its cashews , we get it from Goa . If its walnuts , we get it from Delhi . You got it , right? . But trust me it ain’t easy.
I was on a lookout for some online store that could deliver good quality products. One of my friend mentioned about the Place of Origin . I did a little research and was impressed by what they had to say ,
“We all love great food. But getting great food requires great effort. Remote places. Cities we don’t frequently travel to. Inadequate baggage allowance. Standing in queues. Strict timings. Chaotic traffic. Impossible parking. Stockouts. Our objective? To get you easier access to these legendary foods.
The next ingredient is Kesar , which is always available in every Indian kitchen . I have no idea where we got it from, seriously. It’s stored in a small box ,very carefully and used mostly in sweet preparations.
And finally the nutmeg, which was sourced again from Goa ( courtesy hubby dearest).
Now , Coming back to Srikhand , I just wanted to have a bowl of rich, creamy, chilled srikhand . So without wasting much time, I got to work. The process is simple, but a lot of passive time is involved.
Here’s the recipe ! enjoy !