How to make Kesar Shrikhand - Holi Special Recipe

How to make Kesar Shrikhand - Holi Special Recipe

Kesar shrikhand is a sweet dish made from curd and saffron, which originates from the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a popular dessert often served during festivals like Diwali, Holi and Navratri. The easy recipe for making Kesar Shrikhand is as follows:



  • 1 litre thick, strained yogurt
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • A pinch of saffron threads
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • Few threads of saffron/kesari paddy (kesar)
  • 2 tbsp hot milk
  • 2 tbsp chopped nuts (almonds, pistachios or cashews)


  • Take a big bowl and strain the curd to remove excess liquid.
  • In a separate bowl, soak the saffron threads in 2 tbsp hot milk for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Add the mixture of powdered sugar, cardamom powder and saffron milk to the strained curd. Mix well till the sugar dissolves.
  • Properly cover the bowl with plastic wrapper and freeze it for at least 2 hours or up to overnight. This will allow the flavors to develop.
  • When it cools down, take out the Shrikhand from the fridge and mix it well.
  • Serve Shrikhand in individual bowls and top with chopped nuts of your choice.
  • Enjoy your delicious and aromatic Kesar Shrikhand! You can also serve it with puri, a deep fried Indian bread, for a delicious dessert experience.
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