The balmy weather of summers pushes us towards cool, refreshing eats and ice-cream is the unopposed winner when it comes to summer foods. The icy-cold treat with mouth-watering flavours is a perfect refreshment to give a respite in the heat. And, if your favourite summer dessert is made with your favourite summer fruit, it is all you can wish for. You guessed it right. We are talking about the most popular summer fruit - mango. The fruit is famed for its mouthful sweet and tangy taste and striking health-giving profile. Mango contains a compound called pectin, which protects the body from heat strokes. Mango, with its high water content, keeps us hydrated and helps us cool off under the sweltering sun.
Here, we introduce you to a popular summer dessert - mango shrikhand or amrakhand - which is a popular dish of the north-Indian cuisine. Shrikhand is a famous traditional dish made with yogurt or hung curd, and flavoured with herbs and spices like saffron or cardamom. It is usually eaten with fried poori (puffed Indian flatbread) and a savoury sabzi and salad, mostly with mango salad.
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Yogurt is another summer essential that has a cooling effect on the body. It is a recognised probiotic food which keeps the gut healthy by infusing good bacteria in the gut and killing the bad ones at the same time. Yogurt reduces inflammation in the body and strengthens the immune system.
Mango shrikhand or amrakhand is a classic dessert that brings together the goodness of mango and yogurt and offers a delightful and nutritious dessert. Its recipe has been shared by a famous food vlogger Manjula Jain on her YouTube channel - Manjula's Kitchen. Take a look at the recipe below.
Mango Shrikhand Recipe -
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Do try this easy-to-make Mango shrikhand dessert at home this summer and stay cool during these hot days.