Aamrakhand is a traditional dessert from the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat. It can be made from the ingredients easily available at home. This dish is generally served with Puris.
Time: 25-30 minutes (Pre-preparation time - 6-8 hours)
Ingredients:1 cup Thick Hung Curds (Chakka)
1 cup Fresh Mango Pulp (Alphanso)
1/2 cup powdered Sugar
1/4 tspn Cardamom Powder
15-16 Saffron strands (soaked in milk)
Take 3 cups of curds and hang it in a Muslin cloth for 5-6 hours, preferably in refrigerator / cool place. Ensure that the water is drained off.
Take Hung Curds in a mixing bowl. Add Mango Pulp and mix well. Then add the sugar and mix. Allow it to rest for an half an hour. Adjust the sweetness by adding sugar powder if required. Mix again.
Now pass the mixture through Strainer to make it smooth and even texture. (Traditionally the mixture is passed through a special machine used for making another traditional dish i.e. Puran. The machine is called Puran Yantra). Lastly add the Cardamom powder and Saffron strands soaked in milk.
Garnish it with Pistachio, Saffron strands and Mango Pieces.
Refrigerate it and serve chilled.
1. The curds should be tied and hanged in refrigerator, otherwise it will turn Sour.
2. You may substitute the Cardamom Powder with Nutmeg Powder.
3. Chopped mango pieces may also be added in the Aamrakhand instead of mongo pulp to make it more rich.
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