Beat the Heat Series ~ Aamrakhand


This is an easy to make Indian dessert that uses the seasons offering and my favourite fruit in the world – Mangoes. Following the aam ras of the day before, this is mango shrikhand also called aamrakhad. It is very easy to make and serves both as a low fat (and relatively low sugar) dessert. Tastes great with puris and parathas.

For those of you looking to beat the heat, aamrakhand will be a delicious option, combined with the health of yogurt.

Aamrakhand (makes 6 servings)

2 cups hung yogurt

(i used homemade yogurt from 1 litre skimmed milk. after the curd is set, place a cheesecloth or any other clean very thin fabric over a sieve, place it over a bowl to catch the drip of the whey, pour the curd into the cloth covered sieve and place the vessels in the fridge for atleast 4 hours or overnight to drain out all the water)

1 1/2 cups mango pulp (i used the rasaalu variety)

10-12 teaspoons of sugar (adjust according to the sweetness of the mango pulp – use powdered sugar for ease of mixing)

1/2 teaspoon of finely powdered green cardamom

a few tablespoons of sliced almonds for the garnish (also can use crushed pistachios or leave out completely)

place all the ingredients except the almonds in a bowl and whip with a whisk or a ladle till everything is incorporated and it has a nice creamy texture. chill for atleast an hour before serving. spoon out individual portions in serving bowls, garnish with sliced almonds (or any other nuts of your choice). sprinkle a little cardamom powder for an additional touch. serve as dessert, or with hot puris or parathas.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. arundati says:

    @kadhyaa: thank you!

    @priti: i hope you were tempted enough to make it again!

    @apu: i agree… the rasalu i used were possibly the best mangoes i’ve ever eaten!

    @vatsala: thank you. I loved the aloo tikki chaat. this weather is tempting me to try it!

    @aparna: I agree that the season is too short for my greed! i am freezing some pulp to make it last a tad longer.

    @sanjeeta: thank you. just coming back here to reply to comments has made me crave for more!

  2. Sanjeeta kk says:

    Love the Mango and the lovely dessert made out of it!

  3. Aparna says:

    Truly my favourite fruit too. Just made some piquant chutney with it. Have to make aamrakhand too.
    In fact I can think of so many things to make with mangoes, am not sure I’ll have the time! 🙂

  4. Vatsala says:

    I agree with Apu.
    Lovely presentation. Glad to follow you. Pls do visit me when you get chance.
    Show and Tell

  5. Apu says:

    Looks so yummy!! I loved making this when we were in India – you need the right mango for it!!

  6. Priti says:

    How much I love these …made it last summer …now that u r tempting me to do it again

  7. kadhyaa says:

    Drooling 🙂 lovely recipe

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