Piyush| How to Make Piyush| Piyush Maharastrian Drink

Ingredients (used American measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 200 gms shrikhand plain or cardamom flavored shrikhand
  • 1.5 cup yogurt (Dahi)
  • ½ cup milk or as required (doodh)
  • 1 tbsp hot milk + a pinch of saffron strands (infuse the saffron in hot milk for some time)
  • 2-3 tbsp sugar or as required (shakar)
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder (elaichi powder)
  • a pinch of nutmeg powder (jaiphal powder)
  • 6-7 pistachios sliced thinly (pistachio, pista)
  • 1 pinch of saffron strand (Kesar)
  • 1 tbsp vetiver water (kewra water) optional
Steps for Making Piyush-
  • Place saffron in hot milk for 3-4 mins. Stir the mixture nicely. Allow cooling.
  • Mix curd, milk, saffron-infused milk, shrikhand, cardamom powder, nutmeg powder, kewra water, and sugar into a mixing bowl.
  • Now blend with an electric beater, manually whisk or use a wooden churner (Madani). Blend all until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  • Pour into earthen or clay pots and place them into the refrigerator for 2-3 hrs. Serve your Piyush chilled and garnish with saffron and sliced pistachios. You could also sprinkle some cardamom or nutmeg powder on the garnish.
  1. I have used cardamom shrikhand but you could use home-made shrikhand or any shrikhand for Piyush preferably the yellow-colored ones.
  2.  Ensure you serve them chilled for the best results in flavor and taste.
  3. Add sugar accordingly as shrikhand is sweet so be careful while adding sugar.
  4. You may use Turmeric in place of Kesar.


  1. hey ... wow nice name and delicious I have tried this recipe just now its yummy delicious.


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