Amrakhand / Mango Shrikhand (Mango Smoothie) Recipe
Remember my blah's about the origin of Mango Lassi in this post? Its funny cos the very same evening I was talking to my mom and we started discussing my post. She was like "Oh how come you forgot your favorite? There is indeed something v similar. In fact you even enjoy your Mango Lassi almost in the same consistency." When I couldn't guess - she said "whatever happened to your memory - forgotten about Amrakhand have you?" Mothers!!! What do we do without them! I was like - Gosh! Of course!  Do you remember me telling you in my Mango Lassi post how I like it more thick than the normally slightly watered down version? No wonder, I like it that way. Its cos I like Amrakhand.
Amrakhand / Mango Shrikhand (Mango Smoothie) Recipe
Amrakhand is nothing but "Aam" + "Shrikhand" where Aam means Mangoes and "Shrikhand" supposedly means "Ambrosia of the Gods". Shrikhand is also the name for a traditional Maharashtrian dessert made from yogurt, nuts and saffron. So this version of Shrikhand which uses Mango as its central taste factor is termed as Amrakhand.  In simplest western terminology you can call this "Mango Smoothie". A more watered down version of almost the same recipe would be called as "Mango Lassi". My mother makes this using Chiroli nuts which I adore! Amrakhand / Mango Shrikhand (Mango Smoothie) Recipe Its an utterly simple recipe with not much of steps. You can use store bought Mango Pulp to make your life easier but while the mangoes are in season, I use the fresh mangoes.
  • Prep time:
  • Serves: 2 people
  • 2 cups plain yogurt (use Greek style yogurt if available)
  • 2-3 fresh mangoes, to make about 1 cup mango pulp (you can use canned mango pulp too)
  • sugar to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp chiroli nuts for garnish (optional)
  • few fresh slices of mangoes for garnish
Note: You can also use saffron, cardamom powder and nuts to flavor this further like Shrikhand.
1. If using fresh mango pulp, slice the flesh of the ripe mangoes. I used sweet mangoes for this recipe.
2. Drop them in a blender.
3. Process  until smooth. You can strain the pulp to remove  the strings if any..
4. Make sure the yogurt you are using is thick. if not, you can tie the yogurt in a clean cotton cloth (or cheesecloth) and hang it up for an hour or so to drain off all the whey. Or if you can get your hands on Greek style Yogurt, go for it. I think its perfect for this dessert.. Take the yogurt in a bowl
5. Whisk the yogurt and beat it well.
6. Add sugar little by little and continue to whisk.
7. When the yogurt gets light in texture, stir in the mango pulp.
8. Stir it until blended and then chill it.
Serve cold garnished it with chiroli nuts and some sliced mangoes. I enjoy this during my evening tea time! Amrakhand / Mango Shrikhand (Mango Smoothie) Recipe

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By Sonal on May 1, 2012

same way u can also try this pocedure with straberry its also  yumm....

By Vineeta on Jun 10, 2011

\"yes\"Turned out better than expected! Easier than I thought to make Amrakhand \"smiley\" Thanks!

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By jayashree on Apr 6, 2014

hey hung curd is big process. i love ur column and really want to try this. is this served in the beg or at the end of a party.

By jayashree on Apr 6, 2014

hi i dont take thick curd as hung curd is a long process. mine is little thin compared to yours. u can say more or like mango lassi. i love ur column and really want to try this. shd this be served in the beg or last in a party.

By sangeeta on Apr 6, 2014

Yummyyyyy! Generally I am too impatient and greedy to do anything to mangoes. Theyre usually gonè befòre they can be made into pulp even. But this simple recipe looks totally worth the effort. Thankyou!

By Francene on Mar 1, 2013

:-D :lol:

By Rafeeda on May 30, 2012

I had some yogurt almost expiring and suddenly I remembered I had seen this recipe somewhere. I immediately went to google and your recipe was what popped up. Had mangoes available, made it by hanging the yogurt, and it was truly yummy... will keep doing this everytime now. Since I am from South and we are not aware of such delicacies...

By Vidyapradeep on Jan 31, 2012

all ur recipes are great. U explain them in a way that everyone can easily understand. It is of great help to beginners like me. Yummy is ur badaam kheer :-P

By gregory on Aug 6, 2011

i love your recipe....surely i'm gonna try it soon :-P cheeeeerrzz :mrgreen:

By Binitha on Jun 21, 2011

love your step by step recipe. I'm surely going to try it this season.You have a lovely blog. Happy to follow you... Do visit me when time permits... Binitha,

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By krithiga on Jun 23, 2010

hi,it looks we need to fry the nuts in ghee? or we can toss them just like that?

I tossed it straight without frying them in ghee...I dont think frying is needed for these nuts from what I know

By Jasmine Adams on Jun 16, 2010

BTW what are is the name of the nuts in English ? I am sure I can get them in Little India in Singapore but they look a little like shelled pistachios

I have given the details I know in the link - pls click on chiroli nuts in the ingredients list to know more :) --DK

By Jasmine Adams on Jun 16, 2010

Thanks for the recipe - I made it as a dessert following a paella dinner. We did whisk the yogurt with the sugar , but due to some crossed wires, the yogurt got tipped into the blender with the mangoes - still worked out fantastic , especially since I tipped in some leftover cream !

By Suman Singh on Jun 15, 2010

Love shrikhand...its an heavenly delicious dessert...that looks droolwrothy...lovely pics too...thanks for sharing this!

By Apu on Jun 15, 2010

Looks delicious!! I make it with tinned Alphonsos!!

By marjorie zacharias on Jun 15, 2010

I love all the healthy recipes you put up.I try most of them .Do give us some new recipes using seasonal vegetables.Thanks a ton .

Thanks Marjorie. Will try my best of course. But which area are u from...we might not be sharing the same seasonal vegetables due to different locations :) --DK

By Priya on Jun 14, 2010

Droolworthy amrakhand, looks wonderful..

By Suma on Jun 14, 2010

Lovely dessert, nuts for topping a MUST have:-)

By Sanjeeta kk on Jun 14, 2010

Yummy!! Mangoes are in abundance, a must try for me. I often make srikhand and mix mango juice in it.

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