I am giving a detailed recipe. You can also buy shrikhand or fruit Shrikhand. But it is much nicer, made at home.
You will need –
- 2-1/2 litres milk
- 1 tblsp. Curd
- 2-1/2 cups (or according to taste) sugar
- essence of your choice
- 100 gms. seedless grapes
- 2 bananas
- 1 large apple or 2 medium sized ones
- 3 chikoos
- 2 oranges.
- Bring the milk to a boil, and cool. When it is lukewarm, add the curd – lightly beaten, and 1/4 tsp. sugar. Mix well, cover and keep in a warm place.
- The curd will be ready in 6 to 8 hours depending on the weather. Take a large cloth and a length of tape. Dampen the cloth and pour the curd over it, keeping the cloth on a shallow basin.
- Bring the sides together and tie them together tightly in such a way that you can hang the curd and collect the dripping liquid.
- This liquid – whey – is very tasty and can be used to make the kadhi. When the curd almost stop dripping, remove.
- Pass the curd through a strainer along with the sugar, so that you get a smooth and well-mixed shrikhand. Adjust the sugar according to your taste.
- If it is too thick, add a little milk. Add the essence. Wash, peel and chop the fruits in small bits and mix with the shrikhand. Keep in the fridge till serving time.