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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Misti Doi ( sweetened Dahi ) - A Bengali Dessert

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No account of bengali food is complete without sweet dish . We bengalis are famous for our sweet preparations and Misti Doi is among the most well known dessert.This is one of the most famous bengali dish , it tastes great but is amazingly simple to make!
Sometimes back one of my foodie friend "Aruna" asked me for misti doi (dahi) recipe . I made Misti doi previously also at home , but that time I never thought to open a food blog . So I never taken any picture of them & I made it at home once again . It came perfect in colour & taste great . So here is the recipe :



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Ingredients :-

1. 1 ltr full cream milk .
2. 1 1/2 cup sugar .
3. 2-3 tbsp water .
4. 3/4 tbsp curds .
5. 2-3 pods of green cardamom / 1/2tsp of cardamom powder .


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Method :-

1. Bring the milk to boil with 1 cup sugar & continue boiling for 10-12 min.
2. Meanwhile put remaining sugar in a heavy saucepan. Heat on high stirring continuously . Once it will become brown like caramel, add water and stir well till boil is resumed.
3. Add it to the boiling milk and also add the cardamom powder . Stir well so that it mix properly .
4. Boil the mixture for a further 10-15 min.
5. Now once it cool, add curd and stir well.
6. Now pour into individual cups or a single vessel & cover with lids / aluminium foil .
7. Keep in a warm & dry place( in a kitchen cupboard /hot microwave oven ) till set.
8. Once set place it in the refrigerator for another 2-4 hrs & serve chilled as a dessert .



24 comments:

Kitchen Flavours said...

I saw misti doi in some tv cooking program.....i am thinking to try it...this version sounds yum and looks completed drool worthy.....

Sharmila said...

Too good Dolon! This is one sweet thing that I love ... but have never tried making this at home.

Doloncookbook said...

@ Kitchen Flavours : Try it ... Its very simple to make but really delicious ... Let me know how it come ...

@ Sharmila : Thanks for the lovely comments . Try at home & let me know ...

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy delicious dessert dear...thanks for sharing

Hari Chandana said...

Sounds too good... I will try.. :)

Smitha said...

I've been searching for an authentic recipe for misti doi and today seems to be my lucky day:)
Lov ethe prepeartion. Looks good too.
I have a question. Want to know if setting the doi will take overnight or just a few hours???

Doloncookbook said...

@ Shama nagarajan : Thanks shama for the lovely words ...

Doloncookbook said...

@ Hari Chandana : Thanks for the lovely word .

@ Smitha : thanks for the comment dear... It actually depend upon the place where you kept ... But 6-7 hrs is fine to set the doi ... No need to keep overnight ...

Gita said...

This is such a delicious dessert...looks awesome :)

Pavithra said...

Looks so good and yummy.. wish to try it.

Parita said...

I have heard a lot about this sweet dish, glad you posted the recipe for this, will be trying this soon! thanks a ton :)

EC said...

I have been hearing of this, but never got a chance to taste and make them at home..Bookmarking ur recipe to try soon..

Pooja said...

Looks so creamy and delicious! Though I have never heard of this I would love to try this out :)

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Wow! array of bengali recipes. I loved to make different types of cuisines and i had found an interesting blog. Added to my google homepage, going to be a regular visitor from now. All the best dear.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

This is completely new to me,sounds good!!

kittymatti said...

yummm! lip smacking delicious!!

shanthi said...

Hi,
Please accept an award from my blog.

Sudeshna said...

Hi Dolon,
The Misti doi looks absolutely like the one bought from the sweet shops, I tried preparing it at home, but the color didn't come. Did you use any food color or did you just boil the milk for long?

sangeeta said...

hey dolon...i love mishti doi n my hubby too loves it.
i make it at home but never tried adding caramelized sugar...it brings lovely color....this version looks healthy too cuz it has no added cream...too good.

♥♥♥Ria♥♥♥ said...

Hey Dolon, its my first time here :)Came from Smita's Saffron Apron... I love misti doi! So many memories are attached with it...good old college days!! You have a lovely space! :)

-Ria

Doloncookbook said...

@ Gita & Pavithra : Thank you guys ...

@ Parita & EC : Yes try it , lovely dessert ... Let me know if you liked or not ...

@ Mythreyi Dilip : Thanks for the add & your lovely comments ...

@ Raks Kitchen 7 kittymatti : Thanks sweeties ....

@ Shanthi : Thanks you so much for considering me for the award ...

@ Sudeshna : No , when you will use caramalized sugar the colour will come by that only .... & I did not boil the milk for long ... no need actually if you are using full cream milk ...

@ sangeeta : Yes this is quite healthy ( is it ?) .... No need to add cream or anything ....

@ Ria : Thanks for the comments & your blog is also very good . I checked that & already started following ....

Sudeshna said...

Dolon,
Thanks for your reply. I tried preparing it today, and it was awesome. So, thought of posting it on my blog too. I used your link as a reference hope you don't mind

Reshmi said...

i heard about bengali sweets only first time i am seeing a picture of bengali sweet..to be honestly awsome sweet dish dolon..nice presentation...i ll try it for sure...thanks to share the recipe...

Anonymous said...

hi, I tried your recipe of mishti doi, but in spite of keeping it in a dry, warm environment overnight (a total of 15 hours), the yogurt did not set. I used 3 tblspoons of plain yogurt in the pot where I set the mishti doi. Please advise.