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Gudi Padwa Special Amrakhand Recipe

Indulge in the luscious sweetness of Mango Shrikhand, a traditional Indian dessert bursting with the flavors of ripe mangoes and aromatic spices.

Gudi Padwa Special Amrakhand Recipe

Celebrate the auspicious occasion of Gudi Padwa with the irresistible indulgence of Amrakhand (Mango Shrikhand). This traditional Maharashtrian dessert blends the rich creaminess of hung curd with the vibrant sweetness of ripe mangoes, infused with aromatic cardamom and saffron. Perfect for ushering in the New Year with a burst of flavour and festivity.


Amrakhand originates from the western Indian states of Maharashtra and Gujarat and is often served as a sweet treat or dessert during festivals and special occasions.

The creamy texture of the strained yogurt combined with the sweet and tangy flavour of mangoes makes Mango Shrikhand a refreshing and delightful dessert option, especially during the summer months when mangoes are in season.

Gudi Padwa Special Amrakhand Recipe

Amrakhand Recipe (Mango Shrikhand)

Mango Shrikhand is a popular Indian dessert made from strained yogurt (known as hung curd or chakka) blended with ripe mango puree, sugar, and flavoured with cardamom and saffron.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian, Maharashtrian


  • Curd or yogurt made from half a liter of milk.
  • 2 Medium-sized ripe mangoes Chopped
  • 4 Cardamom pods Crushed
  • A pinch of saffron strands
  • 1/2 cup Sugar Adjust to taste


  • Cashews for garnishing
  • Raisins for garnishing
  • Saffron for garnishing


  • Start by making hung curd: Tie the curd or yogurt in a muslin or cheesecloth and hang it for 3-4 hours to drain excess whey.
  • Meanwhile, peel and chop the mangoes, then blend them into a smooth puree.
  • In a blender, combine the thick hung curd with crushed cardamom, saffron, and sugar. Blend until smooth.
  • Taste the mixture and adjust the sweetness if necessary by adding more sugar.
  • Pour the mixture into individual serving bowls.
  • Add mango puree.
  • Garnish with cashews, raisins, and saffron strands for an extra touch of flavor and visual appeal.
  • Chill the Amrakhand before serving.
  • Serve cold and enjoy this deliciously creamy and fruity dessert on the auspicious occasion of Gudi Padwa!


  • For best results, use Alphonso mangoes.
  • Adjust the thickness of the mixture by adding milk as needed.


  • Enjoy the amrakhand with Puri, Roti, or Paratha for a delightful meal!

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