Saturday

L & L Shrikhand

I love Winter..honestly..then followed with Fall then Spring and then really i don't like it..but it just falls in place...yep! talking about Summer. And now that Spring is upon us..i can see all my neighbours scurrying around..planting flowers, veggies...going insane with the mower and just making that darn yard beautiful. Now..usually this does not bother me much..because by nature i am really indifferent to what others do...but this year my front yard is horrible. It was never a sight to behold..but this time it has taken itself personally to the next level. I think i have got weeds enough to fill 10 lawns..so instead of flowers on the flower bed..i got weed people..and nope..this is the garden variety ...pesty crap..don't go get crappy ideas..sheesh!. So i have this Monday chalked out to pull the weeds out...and keep it clean. Nope..i am not planting any flowers..it will look barren..but it will be neat and that is enough for me. Now..you may think Monday!..why did she choose that day? Well..on Monday i officially do not workout..yesssr..it is my official break day...the other days...i pretend that i need to workout..but postpone things long enough to make it late and do a miserly 15 mts or postpone it to the next day with a solemn promise that i will get it done by am!..yeah! i can see that working out (roll eyes)

Anyway...warm weather calls for a cool and refreshing desert and i know there is a million Shrikhand floating around..well...here goes one more to the list. I wanted to make it low fat...and please sub low fat stuff to 'normal' counterparts if you are those lucky chicks who do not have hippa-hips ;)

Btw....L&L stands for Lite and Luscious ;)




Ingredients:

1. Fat free yogurt - 1/2 carton
2. Fat free sour cream - 2 tbls (for a bit of tang)
3. Part skim ricotta cheese - 1/2 cup
4. Splenda - 1 cup,i used 1.5 cups..because the dude loves insane level of sweet
5. Cardamom - 1/2 tsp.
6. Almonds - 20

Method:

1. Strain the yogurt,sour cream and ricotta in a mesh strainer lined with paper towels in the fridge for 4-6 hours. Place a paper towel on them then place a plate with some cans of beans on top of the yog-sour-rico mix to weigh it down.

2. Mix the splenda and the cardamom and keep aside.

3. Take the strained yog-sour-rico mix..add the splenda-cardamom to it and mix it gently...till well incorporated.

4. Refrigerate till you are ready to eat.

5. Before serving..you can top it with some nuts..i had almonds that day...so it was the lucky winner...personally...pistacios would be better.

Note:

1. If you get fat-free ricotta..u can use that in place of part-skim.
2. I like using splenda in cool desserts...feel free to sub for sugar....

This is off to Easycrafts who is so sweet to let me post this really really late entry. She is hosting this month's Think Spice event that was started by Sunita .

25 comments:

easycrafts said...

Shrikhand is a fav side dish for rotis, bread and can even have a cup of it just like that...thanks for participating

Laavanya said...

Aah.. so that's the status with your yard? My backyard is slowly being invaded by weeds as well and I have big plans of fixing it - just not implemented yet. Still in the planning and designing stage :) I haven't been walking at all since I got back.. just one miserly day a week. I must get back on track.

That shrikand looks awesome.. it looks almost like icecream! :) Oh and the dude in my house likes insane level of sweet too!

shankari said...

Interesting recipe. I would not have thought if using ricotta cheese. And I am totally with you on weeds. I do not have a green thumb and totally not into gardening, but appreciate everyone who takes the time to make their yard look so beautiful.

TBC said...

You've got weed.:D
Now what on earth are you so busy doing right now that you have to wait for a Mon to do something 'bout it???? It's not even like you're busy blogging/blog hopping/commenting/approving comments, that you don't have time do do gharelu/gardenelu stuff! ;)

TBC said...

Pray do tell- what is L&L?

Asha said...

I prefer Winter too, even though it gets very cold sometimes.Atleast you can put on the coat and be cozy.Summer is torture to go outside. It's 88F today, blazing hot.
Anyway, excellent dessert for this heat, look luscious!:))

Lavi said...

Looks great with the nuts on it..even last week when i had this on restaurant..i was wondering how it would have been done!!thanks for sharing...

sra said...

This looks gorgeous! Pl make this for me when I come there! Happy weeding!

Sig said...

Happy weeding... :) Your HOA must be a nice bunch! When we used to live in a house, we used to get notices to clean up the yard every week... till we started paying someone for weekly yard maintenance... what a pain! Now it is blissful life in a condo... :)
You work out 6 days a week, hats off to you... and here I am proud of my once a week hike :D

hetal said...

Wow....shrikhand looks very delicious.Nice recipe

Meera said...

L & L shrikhand is really nice. feel like having it right now!

Namratha said...

L&L huh..mmmmm....send this over to Siri too for her Frozen Yoghurt event.

Rajitha said...

easy..i love to have it straight-up

laav...what is with those dudes huh ;D..and i am worse laav..got all the proposals and have them a big haath for signing on the contract...none of them gave me what i want!!

shankari...i don't even know if i have a green thumb..actually i think i may have as last year i grew veggies in pots despite of having a decent size backyard..yep! i am lazy!

tbc :(..now why you gotta hurt my feelings :(

asha..i bet...in winter it is so easy to look stylish..in summer you gotta have a good figure to carry on the cool clothes!

lavi..i hope you do try this one..it may not be as decadent as the full fat ones tho...

sra..hey! when are you coming....is the shaadi date finalised??

sig...i think all of em will throw a huge party the day jeeves and i sell the house!! ..actually we have a mowing service..the freakin weeds are on garden beds..they don't take those out...

hetal..thnks

meera..thnks..

nammu...par this is not frozen na..lemme see her rules..thnks for giving me a heads-up!

Maheswari said...

Looks delicious and rich..You love winter huh?.Here in chicago, we pray for summer.Winter is hard esply with two young kids.

SMN said...

Rajitha its been really long time i didnt come here.. Shrikand luj\ks yummy wth those crushed almonds on top.

FoodieFriend said...

Yummy!
Good to see my favourite sweet dish on your blog...
Happy blogging!

Laavanya said...

TBC, I caught you not paying attention to her post... L&L is Lite & Luscious.. :D

Sandeepa said...

I love summer and like your neighbors get hyper about putting the yard in order, only didff is "nag" the hubby to do it ;-)

Swati Raman Garg said...

rajitha i came wondering where r u and i see that my comment is not here.... this is one luscious looking shrikhand buddy .. sahiiiii..

waise where r u ... long time no see...

Rajitha said...

laav..this is the importance for my posts in her eyes..thnks TBC for hurting my feelings :(

sandeepa...lucky that hubs listens to u...all we will have in my house is mahabharat part....

swati..u are a doll :)..arre yahin hun..juat lazy to blog :D

TBC said...

Laavanya- just so u know, she upated the post when she got my second comment! :D. She does not care about blogging these days...that's y these things happen.

Oye Madam R!
1. U r very welcome.:D
2. SO, have the weeds been taken care of now, a good 2 weeks later.
3. Is the "publish" button not working for ya? ;-)

Rajitha said...

laav...don;t you thnk TBC is protesting too much..huh!!...and how is the elliptical working for you :D...

notyet100 said...

wow,..ur version looks good,..nice one..

Kribha said...

Hey Rajitha,
I read you loud and clear about postponing things. I'm the same way too. Don't worry , you got company.

BTW, L&L looks Lip-smacking good. Very nice picture.

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