Kesar Srikhand is a traditional Maharashtrian dessert made using fresh yogurt and powdered sugar,  this dish is a hit at weddings and at the festival of Dushera. It is usually served with piping, hot puris and is another Maharashtra food dish that is famous all over the country.


  • 15-20 strands Saffron
  • 2 tbsp Milk Warm
  • 3 cups Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder
  • Dry fruit slivers for garnishing


  1. Soak saffron in milk for 3-4 hours.

  2. Hang yogurt in a muslin cloth for 3-4 hours.

  3. Remove the thick yogurt from the cloth in a bowl.

  4. This thick yogurt is called chakka.

  5. Add powdered sugar, cardamom powder and saffron milk in the chakka and mix well.

  6. Transfer the srikhand in the serving bowls.

  7. Garnish with slivered dry fruits.

  8. Chill in the refrigerator before serving.

  9. Serve with puri or as such