How to make Kesari Mishti Dahi -

Saffron flavoured fruity yogurt.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Saffron , Milk (दूध)

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Desserts

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Kesari Mishti Dahi

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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. 

Prep Time : 3.30-4 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Kesari Mishti Dahi Recipe

  • Saffron 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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