Piyush (A Sweet Drink with Shrikhand)

Piyush is a drink made with Shrikhand

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


  1. Shrikhand – 1 Cup
  2. Cold Buttermilk – 1.5 Cups
  3. Cold Milk – 1/2 Cup
  4. Sugar – 1/4 Cup (Optional)
  5. Cardamom – 2 or 3


  1. Crush the cardamom seeds to a rough powder.
  2. Add sugar, Shrikhand, milk, buttermilk, and cardamom powder to a blender.
  3. Blend for a about 2 minutes.
  4. Serve cold.


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