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Shrikhand with crushed almonds, saffron and cardamom
Place of originIndia
Region or stateMaharashtra
Main ingredientsdahi (yogurt), sugar, cardamom or saffron

Shrikhand is an Indian sweet dish made of strained dahi (yogurt).


Shrikhand is a traditional sweet from Maharashtra. It is prepared from hung curd, often called as chakka in Marathi. It is usually flavoured with saffron, nutmeg, cardamom, almonds and pistachios. It is enjoyed during festivals with hot puffed puris.


Shrikhand has been referred to as shikhrini in the Sanskrit literature. According to Jashbhai B. Prajappati and Baboo M. Nair, it originated in ancient India, around 400 B.C.E.[1]

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  1. ^ Jashbhai B. Prajappati and Baboo M. Nair (2003). "The History of Fermented Foods". In Edward R. Farnworth. Handbook of Fermented Functional Foods. CRC Press. pp. 4–6. ISBN 978-0-203-00972-7.

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