Do you have a sweet tooth? Then I am sure you are going to like this one just as me.
Mishti Doi, as it is called in Bengali is a sweeter version of the Curd that you normally eat. Mishti Doi means, sweet curd. And as you would already have guessed, it is made of curd and lightly caramelized sugar. The only addition to this would be that all of this is done in earthern pots, which gives it a unique aroma and keeps is soothing and fresh. Let me warn you here that you will need at least 8-12 hours for this to be ready to be served.
Curd is considered auspicious in Hindu religion and hence Misthi Doi is prepared on most festive occasions like Durga Puja and Diwali.
Mishti Doi is a healthy dairy product and can be served as a dessert. While most of you would be wondering as to how could Curd be a desert, let me clarify that by saying that Mishti Doi tastes better as a Dessert rather than being served as a part of the main course. Experience it and you will agree with me.. 🙂
Mishti Doi Recipe – Caramelized Sweet YogurtPrint Recipe
- Full Cream Milk - 1 litre
- Green Cardamom - 4
- Curd - 3 - 4 tbsp
- Sugar - 1/2 cup
- In a heavy bottom pan heat milk at medium flame.
- When the milk starts to boil reduce the flame to low and let it thicken to half the quantity.
- While thickening/reducing the milk stir, occasionally so that the milk does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
- When the milk is reduced to half, turn off the flame. Add half the amount of sugar and cardamom powder into it. Caramelize rest of the sugar.
- Now to caramelize the sugar take a separate pan add sugar and heat at medium flame. (Keep Stirring)
- Let the sugar melt and form a syrup.
- Keep stirring the sugar constantly. When sugar melts completely and is caramelized, add to the thickened milk. Mix well.
- Let it cool down slightly.
- When the milk mixture is just lukewarm and not too hot, add curd to it and mix well.
- Pour in the yogurt mixture on to earthen pots or glass bowls.
- Cover with a foil or a plastic wrap.
- Keep the pots in a warm place untouched for about 8 hours or overnight. (Its better to cover with a warm piece of cloth as well).
- Make sure to leave them untouched otherwise you will not get thick yogurt.
- After resting for 8 hours the yogurt will set.
- Refrigerate them for 1 hour minimum and serve chilled.
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