Shrikhand - this addictive sweet dish made from yogurt takes all of 5 minutes and can be served as a dessert or as a delicious accompaniment to pooris.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Greek Yogurt, Poori Shrikhand
Method No cook
Diet Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 156kcal
Author Anushree Shetty


  • 3 cups Greek yogurt or regular whole milk yogurt strained overnight (see note)
  • 1 cup sugar [ adjust as per taste]
  • 2 pinches of saffron soaked in a tablespoon of warm water
  • 2 teaspoons chironji charoli [ Available in Indian stores] (Optional)
  • 8 pistachios finely sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom green elaichi seeds, crushed to a fine powder


  • Combine yogurt and sugar in a medium-sized bowl and whisk until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add the remaining ingredients (saffron,chironji, pistachios) and mix well. Refrigerate it to set. Serve cold.
  • Serve with pooris or as a dessert by itself.


  1. If using Greek yogurt - When you are spooning out yogurt from its container try to scoop only the yogurt and not the liquid. Also, I used Chobani low-fat yogurt. Any other brand such as Fage should be fine.
  2. If using regular whole milk yogurt - strain the yogurt using a mesh strainer over a bowl. Refrigerate it overnight or for 4-5 hours. Transfer the thick yogurt to a bowl and follow step 1.


Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 47g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 0.3mg