Custard Apple is widely cultivated in India and is known by various names, some people may recall sitaphal the other may be conversant with shareefa. This inside of the fruit looks like custard, tastes sweet and gives out a unique fragrance and is very inviting, the fruit also boasts of a good combination of vitamin B and C along with other nutrients. All in all a very healthy and a nice fruit to have, I used it to make a variation of srikhand called Custard Apple Srikhand. Srikhand is a dessert from the state of Gujarat and is made from hung curd (chakka) mixed with other flavours, generally in the Gujarati cuisine it is served with poori, however I served it as a dessert after food and it was just loved by all. I would recommend this dessert after spicy Indian food to neutralize the effects. You can make this Custard Apple Srikhand during festivities or just to have a unique dessert, whatever way you want to enjoy, this simple recipe would help you.
Ingredients needed for Custard Apple Srikhand
Curd – 2 cup
Powdered sugar – 1/4 cup
Custard Apple – 1/2 cup (seeds removed)
Dry fruits to garnish
How to make Custard Apple Srikhand
Put the curd in a muslin cloth and hang it for 2-3 hours to drain all the water.
Take the curd out, add powdered sugar and mix well.
Add the custard apple pulp and mix well.
Pour it in the serving bowl and garnish with dry fruits.
Keep it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours and serve cold.