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Blueberry Shrikand

4 May

blueberry_shrikand

Yogurt is hung to make it thick. Fresh or frozen blackberries are crushed with spices and sugar. It is then mixed with hung yogurt along with sliced pistachios. Garnish with sliced pistachios and serve blueberry shrikand immediately.
Makes: around 4 servings of Blueberry Shrikand

Ingredients:

Plain Yogurt 2 1/2 – 3 Cups
Fresh or Frozen Blueberries 15 – 20
Cardamom Powder a Big Pinch
Nutmeg Powder a Small Pinch
Sliced Pistachios 2 Tbsps
Sugar 6 Tbsps or to Taste

Method of preparation:

Freshly grate the nutmeg using a fine grater.
Wash blueberries and carefully pat them dry.
Crush the blueberries, sugar, cardamom powder and nutmeg powder coarsely using a pestle.

Tie plain yogurt in a clean muslin cloth and hang it in refrigerator (tie the ends of cloth to the rack) for 6 – 8 hours with a bowl underneath to collect the whey. Alternatively, hang it above the kitchen sink for couple of hours and then refrigerate for an hour or so.
Remove the thick yogurt onto a mixing bowl, stir in crushed blueberry sugar mixture and sliced pistachios.
Garnish with sliced pistachios and serve blueberry shrikand immediately.
Notes: Adjust sugar according to your preference. You can also add honey instead of sugar if you wish.

Suggestions: Make sure to use full fat yogurt for better taste.
Variations: Use greek yogurt instead full fat plain yogurt to avoid hanging it.
Other Names: Blueberry Shrikand.