Mango Shrikhand

Mango Shrikhand

Shrikhand is a traditional, delicious, thick and delightful Indian dessert commonly known all over India particularly in Gujarat and Maharashtra. 

It is said that Shrikhand introduced during Mahabharata times, where there are story that , Bhim invented this recipe named it after lord krishna that is “Shrikhanda”.

Hung Curd

Hung curd is made by draining the whey from curd to get thicker consistency. It can be made very easily at home. Tie some curd in a muslin cloth and leave it hanging for at least 3-4 hours or till all the water drains out. Make sure to refrigerate else the curd will turn sour.

It is very easy to prepare, hung curd and sugar is mixed thoroughly and choice of flavors are added to improve the taste.

It is eaten as side-dish with bread or as dessert. It is often served chilled. Though the food cannot be bound in the borders but it is very famous in Maharashtra and Gujarat.

Shrikhand is made by adding sugar to hung curd, making it a “perfect combo of probiotic bacteria and essential fats.” Probiotics are important for improving digestion and gut health.Eating shrikhand is a treat for anyone who loves Indian sweets – even if you are not much fond of sweet dishes, shrikhand is worth a try!

I have loved mangoes from my childhood. For me, summer is all about mango. In my childhood, during summer days there were no limits for eating mango and Litchi. You can’t believe trees of both were in my courtyard. Still, the big giant Litchi tree is lying there. I can remember that my mother was distributing mango and litchi among the colony fellows. I am preparing Mango shrikhand as a token of remembrance for my childhood friends. I hope they will enjoy it!!!!

 PREP TIME: 12 hours 


Level : Easy


  1. Hung Curd, thick and fresh – 2 cups
  2. Ripe mango – 1 no
  3. Sugar (powdered) – to taste
  4. Cardamom powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  5. Dry fruits (chopped) – 1 teaspoon


  1. Remove the skin and blend mango for smooth puree in a food processor.Strain. Keep one slice of mango separate for garnishing.
  2. In a big bowl, beat the hung curd till it turns creamy.
  3. Add mango puree,cardamom powder and powdered sugar. You can also add a few strands of saffron to improve the flavor of shrikhand.
  4. Mix well the mixture. Make sure the sugar gets dissolved in curd. Add chopped dry fruits.Mix gently.
  5. Transfer the shrikhand in a serving bowl and keep in the refrigerator to make it cool.
  6. Serve chilled mango shrikhand, garnished with chopped nuts and fresh mango slices.