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Mango Shrikhand with Saffron: A Luxurious Twist on a Classic Indian Dessert

Mango Shrikhand


Mango Shrikhand is a beloved Indian dessert that combines the sweetness of ripe mangoes with the creaminess of thick, strained yogurt. This delightful treat is perfect for warm summer days and is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping things light and refreshing. In this recipe, we elevate the classic Mango Shrikhand with the addition of saffron, adding a touch of luxury and a hint of exquisite flavor to this already delectable dessert.

Mango Shrikhand Ingredients

  • 3 cups thick, strained yogurt (Greek yogurt works well)
  • 1 cup mango puree (from 2 ripe mangoes)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • A pinch of saffron strands
  • 2 tbsp warm milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (pistachios, almonds, or a mix of both)
  • Fresh mango slices for garnish (optional)

Mango Shrikhand Instructions

  1. Prepare the saffron: In a small bowl, soak the saffron strands in warm milk for 15-20 minutes, allowing the saffron to release its color and aroma.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the strained yogurt, mango puree, powdered sugar, and cardamom powder. Mix well to ensure that the sugar is dissolved and the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  3. Add the saffron-infused milk to the yogurt mixture and mix gently, ensuring that the saffron is evenly distributed throughout the Shrikhand.
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, allowing the flavors to meld and the Shrikhand to chill.
  5. When ready to serve, spoon the Mango Shrikhand into individual serving bowls or glasses. Garnish with chopped nuts and fresh mango slices, if desired.
  6. Enjoy the luxurious and refreshing Mango Shrikhand with Saffron, a delightful twist on a classic Indian dessert that's perfect for any occasion!


Mango Shrikhand with Saffron is an exquisite dessert that combines the best of Indian flavors with the unique aroma and taste of saffron. This easy-to-make dessert is perfect for impressing your guests or simply indulging in a sweet treat on a warm summer day.

The combination of ripe mangoes, creamy yogurt, and fragrant saffron is sure to leave you craving more. So go ahead, treat yourself to this luxurious and delicious Mango Shrikhand with Saffron and experience the magic of Indian desserts in the comfort of your own home.