Mango is called king of fruits, and proves it very well . As we can use mango either raw or ripen , either for dessert or for mains. It's use is so vast and versatile that gives us so many options to experiment in our own way. Today I made a very popular, easiest yet yummiest dessert using ripen alphanso mangoes. Shrikhand , is made in many flavors and I can say it tastes best in each and every one. But as mango season is in it's farewell time , so thought to try mango shrikhand and believe me it's much more yummier than it looks. Just heavenly flavours, so creamy without adding any cream to it. Only four ingredients and tadaaaaa , your delicious dessert is ready to go. Even my fussy eater loved it.
Step wise recipe is given below, do try and let me know how's it turned out for you.
Time: 10 mins ( leaving hanging and chilling time)
1 kg ( 4 cups approx.) thick fresh yogurt/curd
4 medium size mangoes , peeled and diced ( I used alphanso)
4-6 tbsp sugar ( depend on sweetness of mangoes and sourness of yogurt)
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
Sliced pistachio and cherries for garnishing ( optional)
First of all put yogurt in a muslin cloth or fine sieve , hang it for minimum 3-4 hrs to remove excess water from it.
I did overnight and kept in refrigerator to prevent yogurt from getting sour.
Now transfer this hung yogurt in a big bowl and using hand beater or wooden spatula, beat it till nice creamy .
Take diced mangoes and sugar in blender jar, blend till nice creamy puree is formed.
Now transfer it to yogurt bowl. Add cardamom powder and again beat to mix everything well. Your nice creamy mangolicious dessert is ready.
Now keep it in refrigerator for atleast 1hr before serving. It tastes best when served chilled. Scoop it in individual bowls, garnish with pistachios and cherries , serve.
It's not only treat to tummy but soothing eye treat too. No fuss easiest dessert you can prepare for your family and guests.
* You can use any mango as per availability, but this tastes best.
* Quantity of sugar can be increased or decreased as per your taste preference.
* You can also add some saffron strands soaked in little warm milk to enhance its flavours, I skipped as it tastes heavenly without saffron too.
* you can use powdered sugar too if have in hand.
* *Be sure to use fresh yogurt and hang it in your refrigerator if weather at your place is hot and humid.
So prepare this easy fuss free dessert and make your pals happy. This is kids friendly recipe too. You don't have to make much effort even then the result product is yummilicious treat to everyone.
Hope you all will like this simple delicious eye treat and will definitely give it a try. Please pour your valuable comments and suggestions, below in comments box. They meant a lot.