Maharastrian cuisine has gifted us with a number of varieties, from the street famous vada pav to the absolutely indulgent buttery pav bhaaji, spicy kolhapuri to Konkani curries. But if you think that Marathi cuisine is all spices and no sweet, you may be mistaken. This cuisine has a number of desserts to fulfill your sweet cravings, and one such famous dessert is the Shrikhand. Shrikhand is a dessert made with hung curd; it is usually had after a meal and that actually makes a lot of sense if you think about it. The curd aids in digestion and keeps gut problems at bay and the sugar and dry fruits make it even more irresistible.
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Initially, shrikhand was only made with curd, but people started experimenting and that’s how the potato shrikhand came into existence. But we thought, why not take this regular dessert and turn it into a healthy dessert? After all, with the sedentary lives that we lead right now, we could all do with a healthy nudge from time to time and what better than a dessert to do so?
Sweet Potato is a healthy alternative to regular potato
Sweet Potato For Weight Loss: Health Benefits Of Sweet Potato:
Sweet potato is a rich source of fibre and contains a number of vitamins and minerals like Iron, Calcium, Vit B and Vit C. It is considered a healthier alternative to regular potatoes and is rapidly replacing regular potatoes in a lot of recipes. The texture of the sweet potato gives this Shrikhand a creamy and thick feel, the sweetness of honey makes it edible even for people suffering from sugar problems and there is nothing better than curd to blend all this good stuff together.
So if you don’t want to wait anymore to enjoy this guilt-free dessert, read the recipe here:
How to make Sweet potato Shrikhand/ Sweet potato shrikhand recipe:
Prepare hung curd and mix the sweetener of your choice to this. Now slightly roast shrikhand until soft and add pieces to the hung curd. Blend this together, top with chopped dry fruits and kesar and serve chilled. For the detailed recipe, click here.
The dessert is filled with a list of benefits yet so quick to make, what’s not to love?
(Also read: How Eating Sweet Potatoes May Help You Lose Weight)
Let us know how you liked making this quick dessert in the comments below.