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BM# 63: Journey through the Cuisines 

Week 3: Gujarati Cuisine 

Day 16: P for Piyush

Today I have a creamy and delicious dessert perfect for the summer. It is Gujarati version of lassi and is made with Shrikhand. Initially I had a savory dish planned for P, but then I saw this Piyush recipe on Tarla Dalal.com and since I already had Kesar Shrikhand in the fridge, I made it right away. Also with the sweltering summer heat in India, this is a perfect cooling drink.

Piyush is nothing but jazzed up version of shrikhand. It is mixed with more yogurt (or buttermilk) and thinned out with milk, then flavored with spices. This was one of the easiest and one of the yummiest yogurt based desserts I’ve ever made. Since I was the only having this at home, I thoroughly enjoyed making and drinking this creamy and rich Piyush.

Recipe from Tarla Dalal.com:

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Piyush (Serves 2~3) Yum
Piyush is a creamy and delicious Gujarati drink made with shrikhand. Since it is made with yogurt, it serves as a coolant when taken in Summer.
Piyush (Serves 2~3)
Course drink
Cuisine gujarati
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Kesar Shrikhand (homemade or Store bought)
  • ½ cup Yogurt
  • ½ cup Milk
  • ½ tsp Cardamom Ground
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg Ground
  • Pistachios As needed , chopped
  • 4 ~ 5 strands Saffron
Course drink
Cuisine gujarati
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Kesar Shrikhand (homemade or Store bought)
  • ½ cup Yogurt
  • ½ cup Milk
  • ½ tsp Cardamom Ground
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg Ground
  • Pistachios As needed , chopped
  • 4 ~ 5 strands Saffron
Piyush (Serves 2~3)
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl combine shrikand, yogurt, milk, cardamom and nutmeg. Whisk well to combine all the ingredients.
  2. Chill for 1~2 hours for the flavors to mingle.
  3. Pour into glasses, garnish with pistachios and saffron strands. Enjoy!!
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18 thoughts on “Piyush (Gujarati Yogurt Drink)”

  1. Oh wow that’s stunning pictures and what a delicious dessert pavani…I love Shrikhand and make it quite often…never went further to make this dish…For a moment I read it as payesh and wondered about it..:)

  2. Reading the title, I confused piyush with Bengali dessert and wondered why you are posting a Bengali dish this week. Beautiful pictures, specially the action shot. Drink looks very flavorful and delicious

  3. That is a rich creamy drink , i am not a shrikhand person , perhaps for that reason i have never explored this drink. Lovely capturing clicks .

  4. That is a rich creamy drink , i am not a shrikhand person , perhaps for that reason i have never explored this drink. Lovely capturing clicks .

  5. I loved your choice for P. Took me back to my mom and the sweet and cooling drink on hot summer afternoons. Amazing pick 🙂

  6. Piyush drink sounds too good.I am so going to try it next time when I will make Shrikhand.Lovely clicks.

  7. that pouring pic is just awesome and makes me want to run out and try this recipe straight away!

  8. that pouring pic is just awesome and makes me want to run out and try this recipe straight away!

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