Papaya Shrikand ~ Papaya Yogurt Sweet

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I just wrote the other day about the upsurge of fruity desserts on the blog, and here I am with another one! πŸ˜‰


I have mentioned before that papaya is one of my favorite fruits. I would devour every bit of the papaya that my mattamma would bring from her yard. I was just going through the papaya recipes on the blog and everything seems to be a drink! Hehe… Would you love to browse through them?


Papaya Milkshake

Papaya Orange Juice

Papaya Lassi

Papaya Banana Smoothie


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Regular readers would also know how much I love yogurt. I always have a litre of yogurt sitting in the fridge at any given point of time. It sneaks into anything I make, especially my desserts! I love to add it to my smoothies, to my bakes and if I don’t do anything with it, I simply mix it up with cornflakes and a dash of brown sugar and have it for breakfast – totally yum! The yogurt we get here is really creamy and that just adds to the taste. Do you know that 1/2 cup of yogurt daily gives you one of the two portions of calcium required for your daily requirement? It is equivalent to a cup of milk. More than that, the active probiotics in yogurt makes it the best meal for the good health of your gut. I wish I would be more consistent with including this super food into my diet regularly…


This seems to be my fourth shrikand recipe on the blog – the previous ones are flavored with Saffron, Mango and NutellaΒ – which seemed to be a super hit with a lot of my readers. πŸ™‚ The only thing with Shrikand is the waiting time for the yogurt to drain, but otherwise, this is such a breeze to make and even better, such a guilt free dessert! Some papaya pulp – ground riped papaya without adding any water! – sweetened to taste and with a kick of cardamom and rosewater, what more do you need for a post lunch dessert or for that midnight cravings? πŸ™‚


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Posted on this day previously:


2014: Kerala Kadala Curry

2015: Gajar Ka Halwa – Microwave Method




Papaya Shrikand

Prep Time 8 hours
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 9 hours
Servings 3
Author Rafeeda


  • 750 ml yogurt
  • 1 cup chopped ripe papaya
  • 2 tbsp raw sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tbsp rose water
  • Crushed pistachios for garnish


  • Strain yogurt in a muslin cloth overnight.
  • Transfer the hung curd to a bowl.
  • Blend the rest of the ingredients in a blender till smooth.
  • Pour over the hung curd and whisk to combine.
  • Leave in the refrigerator for an hour to set.
  • Serve cold, garnished with pistachios!

Join the Conversation

  1. that is a brilliant photography Raf…. if only a tad bit brighter! But I know you like moody shades.. πŸ˜› but really loved the whole set up. Shrikand.. hmmmm.. i think the only time I had shrikand was probably 5 to 6 years ago that too the packaged one.. is that amul? not sure. But I used to live on it every other day for my breakfast.. have you tried hot chapathis with shrikand? πŸ˜› Papaya is my fav too and I have to have the skin peeled unlike some houses where they serve with the skin .. ewww… I dont see papaya here.. πŸ™ but i will try your other Shrikand recipe.. thank you for reminding me about my good old days! πŸ˜› Once again.. cute bow! πŸ˜€

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Haha… When I am brightening it, it is becoming all white! Amul does have the mango shrikand in packs, but somehow I feel it is too sweet… In our house we always serve with the skin peeled off, I am surprised by that… Thanks a lot Fami… πŸ™‚

  2. Soothing fruity srikhand…

  3. Soothing fruity srikhand…nice click

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Amrita…

  4. Good job rafee.. Papaya combo is just uncommon for me specially in shrikhand recipe..sounds yumm. I don’t like to have papaya but let’s see how this version turns for me

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sowmya…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Beena…

  5. I love shrikhand…but never tried it with papaya in it… Looks yumm…love the props

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Anupa…

  6. Your posts are full of innovations Rafeeda. A papaya shrikand :))

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sandhya… πŸ™‚

  7. Hi Raf,

    Easy, healthy and yummy… I can’t imagine anyone will say no to this dessert πŸ™‚


    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Zoe…

  8. What a brilliant pictures raf.
    Never even thought about making papaya shrikand .Very innovative indeed.
    You are really true about yogurt it is so much better than milk.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sathya…

  9. What a lovely, simple, & healthy dessert!
    Love the added crunch of pista on top too. This would be perfect to serve after a heavy meal.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Bibi…

  10. Assalaamu Alaykum Rafeeda,
    I’ve only ever tasted papaya as an ingredient in a soft drink. This yogurt looks simple to make and with a special taste.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Waalaikumussalam warahmatullah dear… Thank you so much…

  11. Shirkand papaya looks delicious and beautiful photos. love it.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Swathi…

  12. Yummy recipe Rafeeda πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Laavy… πŸ™‚

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