Spiced Yogurt with Pomegranates and Pistachios

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By Christine McFadden

Published 2008

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A simple but exquisite dessert: jewel-like pomegranate seeds and a sprinkling of green pistachio nuts adorn a sweetly perfumed and faintly spicy mound of strained yogurt or light curd cheese such as quark.

My recipe is based on a traditional dessert known as shrikhand in Western India and sikarni in Nepal. It’s made with creamy yogurt drained for several hours through muslin (see the Peppered Yogurt Cheese) until thickened. The r