Peru Shrikhand

Shrikhand is popular sweet dish from Maharashtra made from hung curd. This Peru shrikhand recipe is simple recipe using not so common Peru / guava fruit flavour. Peru flavor has become popular with juices and ice cream.


  • 2 cups yogurt/ dahi
  • 1 large guava, ripe
  • 1/2 cup Sugar / jaggery, as per taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cardamom powder


  1. Place a colander over a container. Place muslin cloth over colander and add yogurt / dahi.
  2. Let whey to drain and collect in container.
  3. Bring together edges of the cloth and squeeze excess water. Place a knot and keep it hanging above kitchen sink. Leave it for about an hour or more.
  4. Remove this hung curd / chakka from muslin cloth and place in a bowl. Refrigerate till we use.
  5. Peel the guava, remove seeded part of pulp and cut into small pieces.
  6. Heat sugar in a pan. As it starts melting, add guava pieces. Mix well.
  7. Continue heating in sugar syrup till guava becomes soft.
  8. Stop heating and allow to cool. Separate sugar syrup and add this to hung curd.
  9. Grind remaining cooked guava to fine paste.
  10. Mix this guava paste with hung curd.
  11. Adjust taste using sugar.
  12. Add cardamom powder and mix well.
  13. Refrigerate and serve peru shrikhand!

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