Chocolate Shrikhand

Shrikhand is a dessert from Western India and is a lowfat cheesecake made with flavored hung yogurt. I have combined chocolate and yogurt to make this dessert. The creaminess from the yogurt and the flavorful chocolate goes very well together. I usually top it off with toasted pistachios for the crunch.

Chocolate Shrikhand

Ingredients:-

Chocolate chips-1/2 cup (melted with 3 tbsp butter)

hung yogurt- 1 cup

cardamom powder-1 tsp

Graham cracker crumbs-1/4 cup crumbled

Powdered sugar-3/4 cup

Vanilla essence-1 tsp

Pistachios-2 tbsp chopped

Method:-

  1. Hung yogurt- Place 3-4 cups of yogurt on a cheesecloth, tie it and put in a colander. Place the colander in a dish so that the dish collects the draining liquid. Keep this overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. Next day take the hung yogurt in a bowl and add in chocolate chips melted and cooled,cardamom, vanilla essence, powdered sugar and mix well.
  3. Scoop this onto martini glasses and garnish it with graham cracker crumbs and toasted pistachios.

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