How to make Rabri -

A special dish for all occassions…

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Milk (दूध), Sugar (चीनी)

Cuisine : Uttar Pradesh

Course : Desserts


Rabri Recipe Card


The cuisine of Uttar Pradesh is synonymous with a wide variety as every city in this state offers a different but equally sumptuous cuisine for the gourmet. Most families in Uttar Pradesh eat vegetarian food, although meat delicacies cooked in the Awadh style are world famous. Average cuisines in Uttar Pradesh revolve around the simple, vegetable curries of all kinds. But there is a predominance of fried foods which are a must especially during festivals and special occasions. 
The irresistible Mughlai food is reminiscent of the Nawabi and the Mughal glory. The world renowned Dum Pukht (means ‘to breathe and to cook’) cuisine owes its excellence to the fact that the food, sealed in a dish and slow-cooked in its own juices, retains its entire natural aromas and flavours. Lucknow is famous for its biryanis and different meat preparations. A very interesting aspect of Awadh cuisine is the inspiration it draws from a myriad sources - seasons and celebrations, flora and fauna, personalities, poetry and colour.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 51-60 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Rabri Recipe

  • Milk 4 cups

  • Sugar 2 tablespoons

  • Rose water 1 teaspoon

  • Green cardamom powder 1 teaspoon

  • Almonds a few

  • Pistachios a few


Step 1

Blanch the almonds and pistachios, peel and slice them thinly.

Step 2

Bring the milk to the boil then cook slowly on low heat for at least 30-40 minutes. Stir frequently and let the cream thicken at the edge of the pan.

Step 3

Add the sugar and stir until the milk is less than quarter the original amount.

Step 4

Scrape the cream formed on the sides back into the milk. When ready, stir in the rose water and pour into a glass dish.

Step 5

Garnish with sliced almonds, pistachios and cardamom powder. Rabri may be served either hot or chilled.

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