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Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in Dessert, Frozen dessert, Fruits, Indian | 1 comment

Amarkhand

Amarkhand

Couple of days back,i bought mangoes.There weren’t many varieties available,so i got only few.My kids loved just the sliced mangoes.Then i was thinking what else i can do with it?So i thought of ‘Amarkhand’.

‘Amar’ is derived here from Sanskrit ‘Amre’ which means Mango.Amarkhand is thick chilled dessert made with mango pulp and very very thick yogurt.Two of my kids favorites.It was win-win.

  • Traditionally,in order to make Amarkhand,yogurt or curd,as we call it in Indian english,is hung for hours so  the water drains out.Here i have luxury to use Greek strained yogurt.I use ‘Fage’.Did you notice,we are told how to pronounce it?I like that little detail.Comes from the person,who has heard many version of her name 🙂
Greek strained yogurt

Greek strained yogurt

  • Now,the pulp.I didn’t make it.I bought the sweetened canned pulp.I have hard time finding  great tasting,reasonably priced mangoes here like we do India during summer.By all means, go ahead and make your own pulp,if you so desire :-).
Amarkhand

Amarkhand

  • My kids like the frozen treats.So i froze some of the Amarkhand for them to slurp on.Your choice.

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  • Other good fruit to substitute would be ‘papaya’,if you like papaya.I haven’t tried that yet.
  • Very thick consistency is the defining characteristic of Amarkhand. As it chills,it thickens too.
Amarkhand

Amarkhand

Amarkhand

Ingredients

  1. 1-1/2 cups thick Mango pulp
  2. 2 cups Greek strained yogurt
  3. 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  4. Sugar to taste
  5. Garnish
  6. Saffron thread
  7. Pistachios

Instructions

  1. In a bowl,add mango pulp and yogurt.
  2. Beat it together until it is well mixed.
  3. Add sugar per your taste.
  4. Sprinkle with cardamom.
  5. Let it chill for couple of hours.
  6. Garnish with sliced mangoes/Pistachios/Saffron threads.
  7. Enjoy.
http://www.handfulofjoy.com/amarkhand/

1 Comment

  1. Our homeschool curriculum described something like this for us to make when we studied India. I was a little skeptical that they had the correct recipe and I see they didn’t:) Ours called for mangos and milk. I didn’t have fresh mangos so I made it with frozen. The kids loved it but I think I want to try this one with the yogurt. Sounds yummy, especially frozen!

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