Maharashtrians always have Shrikhand for festive meals. In addition to serving it with Puri, in Maharashtra, Shrikhand is also transformed into a delicious drink called Piyush.
I first discovered this wonderful drink at Prakash, that venerable food place near Shiv Sena Bhavan, Mumbai, which is home to a traditional Maharashtrian snacks. It was when I went there with my friends from engineering college and since then this drink has become a particular favourite of mine.
Do you want to explore Maharashtra’s wonderful cuisine? Here is a collection of Maharashtrian recipes from my blog.
On a hot summer day, if you are tired, a cold glass of Piyush can instantly energise you.
How to Make Piyush
- Shrikhand – 1 Cup
- Cold Buttermilk – 1.5 Cups
- Cold Milk – 1/2 Cup
- Sugar – 1/4 Cup (Optional)
- Cardamom – 2 or 3
- Crush the cardamom seeds to a rough powder.
- Add sugar, Shrikhand, milk, buttermilk, and cardamom powder to a blender.
- Blend for a about 2 minutes.
- Serve cold.