Amrakhand/Mango Shrikhand

‘Amrakhand’ is a delicious summer dessert that makes the most of the season’s sweet mangoes. Traditionally, fresh mango pulp is added to thick sweetened yoghurt that has been strained of its whey overnight. We’ve used a fabulous short-cut to whip up Instant Amrakhand in just ten minutes, ready to be served in all its fruity glory. From last-minute dinner parties, festive occasions to sudden cravings for something sweet, we’re sure our Instant Amrakhand is going to be a favourite!

We’ve also made a Saffron & Cardamom  Flavoured Shrikhand  & a Rose Flavoured Shrikhand using thick sweetened curds instead of cream cheese.

 Instant Amrakhand Recipe

Mango Shrikhand Tarts

(Makes about 2 cups of Amrakhand)


  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons (180g or 6.5oz) full-fat Cream Cheese
  • 3/4 cup fresh Mango Pulp (from 2 large ripe Mangoes)
  • 5-6 tablespoons Icing Sugar (Powdered Sugar)
  • A generous pinch of Saffron Strands


Before you begin, leave the tub of cream cheese on the kitchen counter to come to room temperature. Place the cream cheese in a large bowl and use a wooden spoon or spatula to beat it until smooth.

Add the icing sugar and mix well. Stir in the fresh mango pulp and beat to combine. Stir in the saffron strands and continue to beat. Check the Instant Amrakhand for sweetness, adding in more icing sugar if required. Either chill the amrakhand in the refrigerator for an hour or relish it straight away! You can serve the Instant Amrakhand in decorative glasses as a pudding or use it to fill our easy-to-make almond tart shells for a more exotic dessert.

Recipe Note:

A good quality brand of Mango Pulp in canned form would be a great substitute for when fresh, ripe mangoes are not in season. We find the canned pulp ideal for making Instant Amrakhand even in frosty winter!

The Amrakhand may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.

You may Like our, Saffron & Cardamom  Flavoured Shrikhand  and  Rose Flavoured Shrikhand made using the thick sweetened curds.






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  1. Loved the recipe and just went thru all your other shrikhand posts too.. I love it when its homemade as you can always control the sugar levels. Thank you for liking and following Masalachilli. Means a lot to me. Apologies for the delay in responding. Cheers and lets follow each others work and motivate to blog better.

    1. thestorytellerskitchen says:

      Glad you loved it Vidya 😃 Happy blogging✨

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