The festive month of the year is here with Gudi Padwa, Baisakhi, Vishu and Bihu just around the corner. Gudi padwa marks the beginning of new year in Maharashtra and indulging in sweets on this day is a way to ensure that you have a sweet year ahead. So go ahead and stock your refrigerator with this yummy sweet delight — mixed fruit shrikhand. Prepared with low-fat milk and curd it keeps the calories in check and makes for a great treat for those with diabetes and those on a weight loss diet. The saffron and cardamom add an excellent flavour to this sweet delight which you do not want to miss out. Also, try preparing this apricot shrikhand.
- 1 and 1/2 cups chopped mixed fruits (apple, pear and oranges)
- 1 cup hung low-fat curd (dahi) — 2 cups of low-fat curd when tied in a muslin cloth and hung for 1 and 1/2 hours will yield 1 cup of hung low-fat curd.
- 1 tbsp warm low-fat milk (99.7% fat-free)
- A few saffron (kesar strands)
- 1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
- 2 tsp sugar substitute
- Combine the milk and saffron in a small bowl and mix well till the saffron dissolves. Keep aside.
- Combine the curd, saffron-milk mixture, sugar substitute and cardamom powder in a bowl and mix well using a whisk.
- Refrigerate for at least an hour.
- Just before serving, place 1/4th of the mixed fruits into a serving glass or bowl or top with 1/4th of the chilled shrikhand.
- Repeat step 4 to make 3 more servings.
- Serve immediately.
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Published: April 7, 2016 10:41 am | Updated:April 7, 2016 4:29 pm