Saturday, 9 June 2012

Around the World in 12 Dishes - Indian Shrikhand

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Welcome to "Around The World in 12 Dishes". We will be taking you on a journey around the world, (loosely) following in Phileas Fogg's footsteps, exploring 12 different countries with our children, by cooking 12 dishes with them. 

Not only is it an exciting and different way to learn about cultures, but cooking with children brings a host of benefits - from numeracy to science. How can you beat that?

Participants: Adventures In Mommydom, Creative Family Fun, Glittering Muffins, Juggling with Kids, Kitchen Counter Chronicles, Make, Do & Friends, Mermaids' Makings, Mom 2 Posh Little Divas, Mummymummymum, Rainy Day Mum, Red Ted Art and The Educators' Spin On It have come together to help you on your food journey and will each cook a dish with our children and post about it - to help inspire you to have a go! Then go out there, cook, blog, and join in the linky fun! Check out the other great posts as well!

We had started our journey the same way Phileas Fogg did in London, UK, and Stockholm, Sweden continued on to Moscow in Russia. Now our next stop is New Delhi, capital of the exotic sub-continent of India!

Around the World in 12 Dishes - Indian Shrikhand

I'll be honest, when I was planning this dish we were in the middle of a heatwave here in the UK and I was not up to cooking (or eating) anything spicy! Instead I decided to research Indian desserts, how do they cope in the Bombay heat? And I found my new favourite recipe - a strawberry and saffron Shrikhand.

The recipe is super simple, but so tasty and really makes the most of the delicious strawberries that are in season at the moment.

4 tbsp Whole Milk (warmed)
4 Saffron Strands
150g Creme Fraiche
1tbsp Double Cream
1 big squirt of honey

How To:
Infuse the saffron in the warmed milk for a few moments
Whip together the cream, creme fraiche and honey, with a pinch of nutmeg (if you like it) or vanilla (if you hate nutmeg like I do!)
Gently stir in the milk and top with another little pinch of saffron
Serve with fresh strawberries or any other dippable fruit and enjoy...

...told you it was simple, but I was able to let Vinnie do all the mixing and pouring, so he was super proud of himself at the end!

and now for your bit...

Join In: The only mandatory part is the dish, the rest is all up to you, we just thought it would be fun and more concrete to the kids as to why we are making a unusual dish.
  • Cook a dish from India: The goal is to explore this country through FOOD and activities if you wish. Make a typical dish (sweet or savoury) from the country with the kids, take photos and have fun!
  • Print your passport: Click here to download, comes with space for a photo of the child with the dish. Here is a little cover for it if you wish :)
  • Color a placemat: Once colored/painted or whatever other way you want to do this, you can laminate it or put it between clear contact paper to use it over and over. Great conversation piece for you and your kids. Click here to download it.
  • Make a craft: you can make a country related craft with the kids 
  • Share with us: Our India challenge starts on June 3rd and will remain open for a year, so attach a link to your blog to enter the linky party or go to the comment section and post a photo together with what you did together with your child(ren).
  • Pinterest: We will add your photos to a "Around the World in 12 Dishes" Pinterest Boards (one for the dishes, one for the crafts) you will be a great source of inspiration for everyone :) 

Please link up your Indian dish and/or craft in our linky below, we would love to see it!


  1. Wow, that looks really refreshing an delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow.. that looks wonderful! Quick and easy and perfect for summer!!! Will definitely have a go!

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