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Sweet saffron yoghurt (shrikand)

Fragrant and sweet, this yoghurt pudding is perfect for a celebration - especially if you can get silver leaf to decorate.

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  • 1 litre/1¾ pints whole milk yoghurt OR 500ml/17½fl oz Greek-style yoghurt (It is necessary to have a larger quantity of whole milk yoghurt than of Greek-style yoghurt because whole milk yoghurt will lose more water when drained.)
  • milk, for infusing
  • ½ tsp saffron threads
  • 6-8 tbsp icing sugar, or to taste
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground green cardamom seeds, or to taste

To serve

  • 2 tbsp chopped unsalted pistachios
  • 2 tbsp flaked or sliced almonds
  • edible silver leaf (available from Asian grocers, optional)
  • pomegranate seeds