Shrikhand is a delicious sweet yogurt dish, popular in the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra.  Actually now popular worldwide 🙂 Hung yogurt is sweetened and flavour with cardamom powder and saffron and studded with crunchy mixed nuts.  One can add favourite seasonal fruit flavours too. Chilled shrikhand along with hot puris make a delicious meal any time of the year.

It’s a celebration time for me as my blog – Ruchi’s Veg Kitchen got nominations for 2 awards at a time.. 🙂 🙂 I feel really obliged for this love. Got nominations for ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD and BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD.

It’s a wonderful feeling to gain love and attention from very talented bloggers. It really means a lot. Well relax, i wont give much long award winning speech. But still would love to thank one and all. THANK YOU SO MUCH.


Got nomination for same award from 2 Blogger friends who has awesome blogs.

  1. Incredible Pie by Vivek Vatsal is a motivational ( pie 🙂 🙂 ) blogger . His write up will surely be connected to heart and soul . His inspirational thoughts, stories are great and definitely gives swing to your thoughts . Please visit his wonderful blog. Thank you Vivek Vatsal .
  2. Cookandenjoyrecipes by Esmé Slabbert . Esme is an experienced food blogger. Her Collection of tried and tested recipes from all over world is amazing. Do visit this lovely blog . Thank you dear Esme.


According to this blog i am supposed to write 7 things about me 🙂 🙂 Its really challenging for me.

  1. I am Ruchi Shah , born and brought up in Gujarat now settled in Chennai. I have done my MBA with dual specialization in HR and Mkt.
  2. My hobbies are Singing, Listening Music ( Type depends on mood ) , Travelling and Trying new dishes.
  3. Apart from Cooking , I love to make handcrafts , Thread works. I am also good at Painting ( As all says  🙂 🙂 )
  4. I am very fond of Watching movies. In childhood days I use to keep big big posters of filmstarts on my room wall 🙂 🙂 🙂 But i hate TV Serials , specially that Family Drama 🙂 🙂
  5. Ruchi’s veg kitchen is my passion . I am a Pure Vegetarian , so even my blog . When I started this blog,never knew I will come this far or can get so much love from all my friends.
  6. My Dad- Dr. Doshi is always my inspiration , I am very close to him. I want to be a great and humble human being like him.
  7. Last but not least, I hate liers and manipulate people.

Ufff… enough about me now.. Its time for me to nominate some wonderful blogger friends for this award.

  1. Astha’s Kitchen 
  2. Homemade Delights
  3. Goan Imports
  4. Healthy Indian Kitchen 
  5. Veg Spicy Tadka 
  6. Indian Home Cooking
  7. Poetpas


  • Write a post to accept this nomination.
  • Thank the person who nominated you and mention their blog link.
  • List 7 things about yourself.
  • Mention the links of the blogs you further nominate.
  • Notify the recipients of their award.
  • Post these rules again.

P.S :You are not in any way obligated to accept, and I fully understand that not everyone has the time and inclination to participate in these self-and-others-promoting exercises. Therefore, I will truly appreciate if you accept the nomination, as I sincerely think you deserve it, but I won’t get offended if you don’t. Nominating each one of you is my way of giving credit to some exceptional bloggers and perhaps attracting attention to your work!


We got nominated for this Award by Binding curry by Utkarshini Khanna. Ahh .. what an amazing blog. She is super talented chef. Thank you so much dear for this love.

Now, according to the rules of this nomination, I am supposed to tell my readers how I started this blog.

Well, frankly speaking I never thought to start a blog. I am very active member of many food groups in Facebook since last many years. My husband always wanted me to start something my own. He only forced to start this blog and being obedient wife I did as per his instruction 🙂 🙂 Jokes apart,actually I was not sure I can continue as having small baby and family responsibility on shoulder  . But his faith and support helped me a lot.Before one yr I started this blog. My blog has all type of recipes – traditional and fusion . As I love to enjoy all type of food, depends on mood 🙂 🙂

Next rule –  2 pieces of advice for new bloggers

Well i don’t think I am at the stage where i can advice others  (Specially about blogging 🙂 )  Still as per rule..

Only i can say is HAPPY COOKING 🙂 🙂 If you feel happy about your work then only one can serve happily .

My nomination for this award..

  1. koolkosherkitchen
  2. Roberta Pimentel
  3. Natascha’s PalaceNatascha’s Palace
  4. Cheryl Cheeffie Cooks Wiser
  5. Tandrima

Congrats all you fab bloggers!! Here are the rules that you need to follow in order to accept this award:

  • Write a post to accept this nomination.
  • Thank the person who nominated you and mention their blog link.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select a few other blogs you would like to nominate.

Ahhh Finally,  Lets checkout the Quick recipe for Shrikhand.


  • 5 cup fresh Curd (Made from 1 lt Full Fat Milk)
  • 1/2 tsp Saffron strands ( Soaked in 2 tsp warm milk)
  • 1/2 cup Mix Nuts (Cashew, Almond, Pistachio)
  • 2/3 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar (More or less as per taste)


For this recipe, its compulsory to use Fresh curd. Sour curd will give sour taste and one need to use more sugar.

Hang the curds in a muslin cloth in a cool place (Preferably in refrigerator ) for 3 -4 hours until all the whey has drained off.

Rub the saffron into the warm milk until it dissolves.Keep aside. Mix together the hung curds, sugar, saffron mixture and cardamom in a bowl and churn using a hand blender.

Note: I have not added any color in dish, if one wish one can add saffron color for bright color.


Serve garnished with slivers of pistachios and almonds.

Happy Cooking 🙂 🙂


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  1. This is an amazing recipe, and thank you, dear Ruchi, for nominating me. I humbly accept, but, with your permission, will post my response next week, after the Jewish holidays. Congratulations on your awards – you definitely deserve both of them!

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