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Strawberry saffron dip (shrikhand)

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 2
Dietary Vegetarian
From Tommy Sandhu
Manju Mahli’s easy version of this Indian dessert makes a wonderful dip for strawberries - the saffron turns the dessert a beautiful shade of pale yellow gold.


  1. Place the saffron into a cup with the milk and leave it to soak for a couple of minutes

  2. Whisk together the yoghurt (or crème fraîche), cream, honey and nutmeg in a separate bowl.

  3. Gently stir the milk and saffron into the yoghurt mixture.

  4. To serve, dip the strawberries into the shrikhand.


  • 3-4 saffron strands
  • 4 tbsp milk, warmed
  • 150g/5oz Greek-style yoghurt or low-fat crème fraîche
  • 1 tbsp cream
  • 1 tsp clear honey
  • pinch ground nutmeg
  • punnet of strawberries

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Strawberry saffron dip (shrikhand)

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