Kesari Mishti Dahi Recipe - Saffron flavoured fruity yogurt.

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Main Ingredients : Saffron (kesar)(केसर), Milk(दूध)

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Desserts

Kesari Mishti Dahi

The Bengalis are great food lovers and take pride in their cuisine.  In fact so obsessed are they about food, that the man of the house goes to the market daily to buy a fresh supply vegetables and fish which is a must in their daily menu.  The medium of cooking is mustard oil which adds its own pungency.  Another very important item of Bengali cuisine is the variety of sweets or mishti as they call them.  Most of them are milk based and are prepared from chhena.
A meal, for the Bengali, is a ritual in itself.  Bengalis spend not only the great deal of time thinking about the food but also on its preparation and eating. 

For more recipes related to Kesari Mishti Dahi checkout Kesari Shrikhand , Saffron Pannacotta , Kesari Phirni , Kesari Bhaat . You can also find more Desserts recipes like Fruity Cream, Kiri Aluwa, Potato Basundi, Tiramisu. Or try out these recipes from Bengali Cuisine like Mishti Doi, Dal Chenchki , Dhabi Fish, Sarson wale Baingan.

Kesari Mishti Dahi Recipe - How to make Saffron flavoured fruity yogurt


Prep Time : 3.30-4 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Saffron (kesar) 7-8 strands

  • Milk 3 cups

  • Sugar 6 teaspoons

  • Cornflour/ corn starch mix in 1/4 cup milk 1 teaspoon

  • Yogurt 2 1/2 teaspoons

  • Fresh cherries chopped 7-8


Step 1

Boil milk and sugar in a deep non-stick pan on medium heat. Add cornflour mixture and cook stirring continuously. Add saffron and mix well and continue to cook, stirring continuously on medium heat, for ten minutes or till the milk thickens.

Step 2

Remove from heat and set aside to cool till lukewarm. Put the yogurt in a serving bowl, add thickened milk and mix well. Add cherries and mix well.

Step 3

Set aside in a warm place for three to four hours. Chill in the refrigerator before serving. Serve chilled.

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