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Pineapple Shrikhand

17 Jan

Pineapple Shrikhand.

Yogurt is hung to make it thick. Fresh pineapple is peeled and very finely chopped. It is then mixed with hung yogurt along with sugar and nuts. Serve pineapple shrikand immediately.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Pineapple Shrikhand .


Plain Yogurt 2 Cups
Fresh Ripe Pineapple (Chopped) 1 Cup
Cardamom 1 Pod
Sliced Pistachios 4 Tbsps
Sugar to Taste

Method of preparation:

Crush the cardamom pod and remove the seeds and grind the seeds into fine powder.
Peel and very finely chop the pineapple.

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 sugar.
Then stir in chopped pineapple, cardamom powder and sliced pistachios.
Garnish with chopped pineapple, pistachios and serve pineapple shrikand immediately.
Notes: You can also use canned pineapple. Adjust sugar accordingly if the canned pineapple is sweetened.

Suggestions: Make sure to use full fat yogurt for better taste.
Variations: You can also add honey instead of sugar if you wish. Few tablespoons of pineapple juice can also be added if the hung yogurt is too thick.
Other Names: Pineapple Shrikhand.