Jaggery Shrikhand |{ How to make Hung curd }

I love sweets and Shrikhand is one of my favourites. We used to buy Amul Shrikhand available here but I always felt it was a tad too sugary for my taste (inspite of being all sweet teeth in my mouth 😉). So it was kept for rare cravings.

Then one day when I was chatting with my friend Sonali Baindur (Divya) , she said she makes Shrikhand at home following her mother in law, Vidya Baindur’s recipe. She mentioned that not only is making Shrikhand at home easier but a lot cheaper too. So that gave me the much needed encouragement to try it out.

And as she said, it is very very easy. I made Shrikhand with Jaggery instead as we love Jaggery flavour a lot more. It tasted so yummy that I really wonder why I did not make it these many days. We already made it thrice this month. Very cooling for the summers here in Qatar too.

Thank you Divya for the inspiration. Hope you all try and love it too.

Happy Gowri Pooja and Vinayaka Chaturthi to all my readers. Shree Ganeshaya Namaha. 🙏

RECIPE:

Ingredients: {Makes about 1 Cup Shrikhand}

1 Cup Curd or Yogurt (full fat or low fat, both are fine)

1/4 Cup Jaggery powder or grated jaggery

Step by step recipe:

1. Take a bowl and keep a strainer over it like shown.

2. Now keep a muslin cloth or a clean handkerchief over it. Add 1 Cup regular Curd.

3. Tie it well tightly squeezing excess water into the bowl. Now keep a heavy object over it. I kept my pestle.

4. Refrigerate overnight (with the bowl underneath to catch the extra water dripping) or atleast for 6 hours. See how much water has dripped in the bowl after overnight refrigeration.

Note: Don’t discard the dripped water. Add it to curries instead of water or to your dosa batter while grinding or roti dough when kneading.

5. Untie the cloth. See how well the hung curd has set.

6. Remove into a bowl. This is HUNG CURD. You can use it in many recipes.

7. Now sieve powdered jaggery into this bowl or add finely grated jaggery.

Note: Sieving powdered jaggery is important as I found it gives a creamy Shrikhand.

8. Mix well together.

9. Serve right away or chilled.

Notes:

* Don’t forget to tie the cloth tightly and keep a weight on top so that you get perfect hung curd.

* Also don’t discard the dripped water. Add it to curries instead of water or to your dosa batter while grinding or roti dough when kneading.

* Sieving powdered jaggery is important as I found it gives a creamy Shrikhand. So don’t skip the step. If you are grating jaggery, then no need to sieve.

* Jaggery can be substituted with cane sugar or even regular powdered sugar for a normal sugar based Shrikhand.

* You can also add cardamom powder or saffron strands for flavour.

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