Orange Shrikhand Tart

by Kiran on April 21, 2016 · 24 comments

in Desserts, Indian, Tarts

You know what’s amazing after slipping in the shower and hurting your shoulders? A no-bake, orange shrikhand tart that’s sitting in the fridge, awaiting to be devoured.

A surprising and well deserving dessert after a slip.

Orange Shrikhand Tart | @KiranTarun
Shrikhand is actually a delicious thickened or hung yogurt, flavored with spices. I had cara-cara oranges sitting on the counter-top, day after day, awaiting to be devoured in a way better than just slicing or juicing.

And a huge tub of shrikhand. So I dreamed about cheesecake, but wasn’t in the mood to make the dash to the store just for cream cheese.

I have to make this happen with everything I already had in the kitchen. Something simple and I wish to believe, a healthier version of a cheesecake 😉

Orange Shrikhand Tart | @KiranTarun
When I say “healthier”, its only because I can then justify or convince myself to devour more than one slice in a sitting. No shame whatsoever.

Shame aside, what’s best about this dessert is zero baking. It’s finally sunny enough out there so I am in no mood to crank up the oven for now.

And you shouldn’t too. Just make some shrikhand ahead of time, and voila! Dessert will be awaiting for you in the fridge whenever you need a slice to soothe whatever you have going on in your life. I certainly needed to soothe my bruised ego.

Or shoulders, in this instance.

Orange Shrikhand Tart | @KiranTarun

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Makes a 9 inch tart


  • 3 heaping pounds of shrikhand (thickened yogurt), made with fresh low-fat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • pinch of saffron threads, crushed
  • 10 digestive biscuits (I used Brittania sugar free digestives for this recipe)
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • zest from 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (yield from 2 oranges)
  • 2 tsp orange blossom water
  • 1 pkt (about 8 gm) powdered gelatin, unflavored


  • chopped pistachios
  • sliced oranges
  • edible flowers (optional)
  • whipped cream


  1. See here for easy steps on how to make shrikhand the night before.
  2. Spoon out shrikhand into a clean bowl. Sift in powdered sugar and cardamom powder. Add crushed saffron threads and whisk everything until combined. Cling wrap and return flavored shrikhand into the fridge while prepping the rest of ingredients.
  3. To prepare the tart shell, add digestive biscuits into a food processor. Pulse until fine before adding melted butter and orange zest. Pulse just until everything combines.
  4. Dump crumbs into a 9 inch springform pan. Using a flat-bottomed glass, press crumbs until the sides, evenly, to form a tart shell. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to set the crust.
  5. Once tart shell and shrikhand has enough time to set in the fridge, time to finish making the filing.
  6. Add orange juice into a bowl. Sprinkle in powdered gelatin and microwave for 30 seconds on high. Remove and whisk to combine. Allow to cool slightly before adding orange blossom water. Stir and bring to room temperature. Make sure to whisk in between to melt gelatin completely. Make sure liquid is still in “pourable” state for the next step. If gelatin begins to thicken too much, just stick it back in the microwave for a few seconds.
  7. Remove tart shell and shrikhand from the refrigerator. Using a strainer, sieve through cooled liquid orange gelatin into shrikhand. With a spatula, gently fold everything to combine.
  8. Immediately spoon in shrikhand into prepared tart shell. Spread evenly and refrigerate for at least 6 hours.
  9. Garnish just before serving, and don’t forget to serve it with some freshly whipped cream. Best served cold.


Orange Shrikhand Tart | @KiranTarun
Enough typing, I need to ice this freaking shoulder. Maybe have a slice of tart in the process? They call me a multi-tasker for a reason 😉

What are your go-to foods to soothe a bruised ego?


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1 Rosa April 21, 2016 at 11:58 AM

A fabulous tart! It would make a heavenly dessert. I love how the tart is decorated. So pretty!




2 Kiran April 27, 2016 at 8:09 PM

Thanks Rosa!


3 Charul April 21, 2016 at 2:06 PM

Oh!! This look so good. All the more when you sitting in Arizona. This is everything I need in my life right now.
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4 Kiran April 29, 2016 at 1:04 PM

Oh, I was in Arizona for a few months in 2013. Brutal heat. Stay cool!


5 Angie@Angie's Recipes April 21, 2016 at 2:19 PM

What a beautiful tart! I love the simple yet elegant decoration.
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6 Kiran April 29, 2016 at 1:05 PM

Thanks so much, Angie 🙂


7 Owen April 21, 2016 at 5:59 PM

That looks fantastic! I will make as soon as a good opportunity arises!


8 Kiran April 29, 2016 at 1:06 PM

Thanks Owen. It’s so easy and delicious. Try it and let me know how it tastes 🙂


9 Laura | Tutti Dolci April 22, 2016 at 1:34 AM

Just gorgeous and perfect for citrus season!


10 Kiran April 29, 2016 at 1:07 PM

Thanks Laura 🙂


11 Samina - Clean Nibbles April 24, 2016 at 6:40 AM

OMG!!! Srikhand tart is genius! I am so addicted to srikhand! I literally eat it by the spoonful!!! I need to make this tart stat! It’s like the dessert of my dreams! Also, I hope you feel better soon! 🙂


12 Kiran April 29, 2016 at 1:11 PM

Thanks so much, Samina. Love shrikhand and tart, so I just thought to combine and voila, its actually amazing 🙂

And I am feeling much better, thank you so much xo


13 Shashi @ RunninSrilankan April 25, 2016 at 11:21 AM

Kiran, I sure hope your shoulder feels better!
I know this Orange Shrikhand Tart would indeed help me feel better too – I love the cardamom in it – sounds so delicious!
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14 Kiran April 29, 2016 at 1:21 PM

Shashi — thanks love, shoulder definitely is on mends 🙂


15 Coffee and Crumpets April 26, 2016 at 8:23 AM

Beautiful tart! I’m a big fan of citrus and tarts… This is a no brainer. Hope you are feeling better!
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16 Kiran April 29, 2016 at 1:24 PM

Thanks Nazneen. Feeling much better now 🙂


17 Denise Browning April 26, 2016 at 6:12 PM

Stunning! An yogurt-base tart with saffron and cardamom… it made my mouth water!


18 Kiran April 29, 2016 at 1:25 PM

Denise! I miss you, sweetie 🙂


19 John/Kitchen Riffs April 26, 2016 at 8:38 PM

Oh, ouch! That sounds SO painful! Hope it’s getting better. Although a piece of this will help, I’m positive! 🙂
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20 Kiran April 29, 2016 at 1:26 PM

The shoulder is already on mend, John. Thank you 🙂


21 Anne@ASaladForAllSeasons April 26, 2016 at 9:24 PM

Oh Kiran! That. Tart. Is. GORGEOUS! Wow….I love the simplicity but it sure looks elegant. Bright and sweet and fresh. You more than deserve this. I hope your shoulder is on the mend! : )
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22 Kiran April 29, 2016 at 1:28 PM

Thank you so much, Anne 🙂 And yes, shoulder is on the mend!


23 Sowmya April 29, 2016 at 2:16 AM

Beautiful decoration and loved the Orange twist Kiran.


24 Kiran April 29, 2016 at 1:30 PM

Thank you so much, Sowmya 🙂


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