I realised that I had put up the recipe of oondhiyo, but NOT shrikhand! Cant have oondhiyo without shrikhand, can u!?!? Its oondhiyo season in India, and hence the shrikhand recipe :) This is the way my mom made it, and it turns out silky and smooth, and its perfect! I do NOT like shrikhand from indian stores, coz they make them too sweet!
Here is the recipe!
1 container Pavel yogurt
3/4 cup confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon finely ground cardamom(from pods)
a pinch of saffron
fine slices of a few almonds and pistachios for garnish
Using a muslin cloth, add the entire container of yogurt into the cloth, and use a large strainer to drain out all the water in the yogurt. Keep it this way for a couple of hours.
In a small pan over medium heat, add in the saffron, and let it crisp up for a couple minutes, until the strands break. This ensures more flavor and a deeper richer color. Add the saffron pieces to the yogurt, once all the water is drained, into a big strainer. Add in the sugar as well. Now strain the entire yogurt mixture into a big bowl to ensure it is smooth and silky. Mix in the cardomom powder as well.
Put in the final product in a serving bowl and garnish generously with the almonds and pistachios! Enjoy :)