Mini Shirkland Bites

Mini Shrikhand Bites

Last weekend I hosted a Diwali lunch and I served these bites for dessert. I wanted to serve something quick and light as people are full after eating a full course meal and this dessert definitely served the purpose.The shrikhand can be made ahead of time and you can give it desired flavor. I flavored mine with kesar strands. I got the athens foods phyllo shells to serve the shrikhand from amazon. The pomegranate enhances the flavors and brings it all together.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 20 bites


  • 2 cups of plain whole milk yogurt can use Greek to decrease straining time
  • 4 tbsp of powdered sugar or as per taste
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tablespoon warm milk
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 tsp saffron strands
  • 20 Phyllo cups


  • Strain the yogurt by hanging it for 3-4 hours. I lay it on 5/6 bounty paper towels and change every hour to remove all the excess water.
  • Add sugar to the yogurt and adjust the sweetness if needed
  • Take the milk and add saffron strands
  • Add milk and cardamom to the yogurt and mix it well
  • Take the Phyllo cups and place 1 tsp of yogurt in each cup and sprinkle with some saffron strands and pomegranate seeds.
Keyword Diwali, Jain, Kid-friendly