Ingredients (approximate measurements) Serves 2
- 1-1/2 to 2 cups Greek Yogurt (No Greek style yogurt? See Note)
- 2 tbsp milk, warmed
- generous pinch of saffron threads
- 1/4-1/2 cups sugar (or as per taste)
- pinch of nutmeg
- pinch of cardamom powder or as per taste
- about 1 tbsp charoli
nuts to garnish
Note:If you don’t have Greek styled yogurt, take
plain yogurt, hang up in a clean muslin cloth for at least 4-5 hours
(preferably overnight). Discard the whey. Use this thick yogurt for the
Take the warmed milk in a small bowl. You can heat it for few seconds
in your m/w. Add the saffron to it, give it a quick stir and let it sit
for about 5 minutes.
In another bowl, take the Greek Yogurt.
See how thick the yogurt is? The benefits are awesome – 1 cup of fat
free Greek yogurt has about 20 gms protein. The thick yogurt is
essential for this recipe.
Add sugar to it and mix.
I beat it well until well blended and smooth. It takes on a creamy
consistency – about 5 minutes worth of making those muscles work!.
Now add the saffron milk along with the spices. You can add more
cardamom powder if you like. Since everyone has different idea of how
"strong” cardamom powder is, I recommend starting with little and adding
more if needed. But keep the nutmeg bare minimum since it has strong
flavor and little goes a long way.
Give them all a mix until well blended. You can chill this at this
point since it helps to fuse the flavors well together. And this is
traditionally a dessert which is served chilled.
Pour into glasses and top with charoli nuts along with saffron
threads (optional of course). Simple, quick and a yummy low calorie
dessert at your disposal