How to make Mishti Doi -

Sweet dahi, one of the most popular Bengali desserts.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

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

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Desserts

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Mishti Doi

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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 : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Mishti Doi Recipe

  • Milk 2 litres

  • Sugar 2 tablespoons

  • Seedless dates 8-10

  • Yogurt 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Boil milk in a deep non stick pan on low heat, stirring continuously, till it reduces to half.

Step 2

Add sugar and stir to dissolve it.

Step 3

Take the pan off the heat.

Step 4

Boil dates in ½ cup water till soft.

Step 5

Cool and puree.

Step 6

Transfer the milk into a large bowl and let it become lukewarm.

Step 7

Add date puree and mix well.

Step 8

Add homemade yogurt and mix well.

Step 9

Pour into individual earthenware bowls and keep in warm place to set.

Step 10

Take care not to shake the bowls.

Step 11

Once set you can chill in the refrigerator.

Step 12

Serve chilled.

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