10 Mar 2014

Saffron Shrikhand Recipe - A Guest Post by Rafeeda

Today I am extremely happy to share with you a guest post from Rafeeda who blogs at The Big Sweet Tooth. I first came across her blog as I was blog-hopping, during my early blogging days. Her blog immediately caught my attention. As I was going through her blog, I simply loved it and spent about 45 minutes going through her blog! I love her recipes, there is so much variety and she has some unique recipes. I love reading her posts, she writes so well and I never miss reading them since her writing is so simple yet so profound!

I was so happy when she agreed to my request and wrote a guest post for me. When she sent me the mail, I sat staring at the photo attached for so long! If only I could have some of that lovely shrikhand!! It looks so creamy and so smooth and so yum! I love shrikhand and this one looks absolutely awesome! 

Do visit The Big Sweet Tooth for more such wonderful recipes.

Thank you Rafeeda for writing this post! 

Hello to all the readers of Fulls Scoop…

First of all, I am total ice-cream fan and each time I visit Beulah’s space, I just have a look at that scoop and ice-cream on the header of her blog, control myself of temptation and then scroll down to see the drool worthy recipes that she posts!

I was glad when Beulah wrote to me for a guest post and I took the opportunity with open arms. Beulah’s blog, though new, is filled with lovely recipes and attracted me to follow her page. A little bit about myself – my name is Rafeeda, and I blog at “The Big Sweet Tooth”. I am a Keralite Indian based in the UAE, a working mother of two beautiful daughters. Just like my name suggests, I have a terrible awful sweet tooth and can gulp in any number of sweets in a sitting, but due to my burgeoning weight, I am forced to control my intake to the minimum that is possible!

Being true to my name, I thought and zeroed down onto a recipe, which contains sweetness!!! I love yogurt based desserts and if it has a tinge of saffron, then it is “sone pe suhaga” for me! Shrikhand is always a dessert that I love to have at any given time. Apart from the time of draining the yogurt in a muslin cloth, it hardly takes any effort to whip it up and can be enjoyed with minimum guilt. I have already posted Aamrakhand, which is basically Shrikand with mangoes in my blog before. This time, I made it with saffron and I don’t have to tell how glad I was with the overall dessert. I really wished I would have made more so that I could have gone for a second serving! Off to the recipe:

Saffron Shrikhand – Saffron Yogurt Dessert
Serves 3


  • 650 ml low fat yogurt
  • 100 ml milk
  • 15-20 strands of saffron
  • ½ cup sugar (adjust as per sweetness)
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • Pistachios for garnishing


 Keep the yogurt on a muslin cloth on top of a deep bowl. Close the bowl and keep it overnight in the fridge for the whey to drain.

Heat the milk in the microwave for 40 seconds. Put the saffron strands in it and allow it to seep for a minimum of an hour.

In a mixing bowl, add the drained yogurt, the saffron infused milk, sugar and cardamom powder and whisk well till combined. Serve in bowls, sprinkled with chopped pistachios!

Once again, appreciate your invitation to be a guest on your blog, Beulah… Hope you enjoyed the post as much as I did. Here is wishing you a fruitful food blogging experience for many many years to come… 

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  1. lovely recipe and good job girls... love you both... :)

  2. Tempting shrikhand, indeed smooth n creamy.

  3. love shrikand.. looks too gud..

  4. thank u so much beulah for that lovely intro... i'm so happy u like the recipe shared... take care... :)

  5. Shrikhand looks too good.. Yumm yumm

  6. Very creamy and tempting shrikhand ...Love it dear :)

  7. Looks too toooo good. Lovely post both of you.

  8. lovely post and first time here

  9. Sooo lovely and creamy shirkhand .....Lovely post.....Kudos to both f u :)

  10. oh this looks so creamy i love to take them away .lovely guest post rafee n beulah .

  11. Very nice Rafeada great recipe looks, hope i could get it :) Both of you are great chefs :) it looks so creamy and yumm :)

  12. this looks too yumm...a lovely guest post and a lovely blog :)


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