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