Recipe: Saffron yoghurt

Saffron yoghurt with Parathas makes a perfect combination for a sumptuous breakfast.


3 cups fresh Plain Yoghurt
large piece of cheesecloth or a clean white handkerchief
1 cup heavy cream, whipped
½ teaspoon saffron threads, soaked in 2 tablespoons water
5 to 6 tablespoons honey or confectioners` sugar
2 tablespoons slivered pistachio nuts


Pour the yogurt into the cheesecloth and tie the ends together.
Hang over the sink for at least 8 hours; the longer it hangs, the thicker the yogurt becomes. A lined funnel placed over a vessel serves the same purpose.
When the liquid has thoroughly drained off, mix the thick yogurt with the whipped cream.
Add the saffron mixture, sugar and most of the pistachios.
Serve in a beautiful bowl, garnished with the remaining pistachios.