Mishti Doi – Durga Puja Special Recipe

Mishti Doi - Caramel Flavoured Sweetened Yogurt - Bengali Speciality

Mishti Doi is one of my favourite Bengali desserts. Yes, I love the Payesh, Rosogulla, Kancha Gola, and more, but there is something about the caramel-flavoured Mishti Doi that I cannot resist.

One of the best places to find great Mishti Doi is at Durga Puja. It is one of my favourite festivals and I make it to Anjali at least once during the festivities; and of course, the Bhog. I absolutely love the Bhoger Khichuri or Niramish Khichuri and Begun Bhaja combination that is often served at the Bhog. Now that I have mastered these dishes I make them often at home on non-Pujo occasions as well. 🙂 I try to round-off the Bhog with Mishti Doi, which I made at home from scratch yesterday.

It turned out to be quite simple and very delicious. I wonder why I did not try it sooner. Mishti Doi is nothing but sweetened yogurt made with reduced milk to which caramelized sugar is added. The result is a wonderful dessert that I could eat all day long.

You can also try Bhapa Doi (Steamed Yogurt).

How to Make Mishti Doi

Serves: 4

Time: 45 Minutes

Ingredients

  1. Full-fat Milk – 1 litre
  2. Sugar – 1/2 Cup +1/4 Cup
  3. Yogurt – 2 tbsp

Method to Make Mishti Doi

  1. Set aside 1/4 cup sugar.
  2. Boil the milk till it reduces by one-third. Stir continuously to ensure it does not burn.
  3. Add 1/2 Cup sugar and simmer till the milk reduces to about 1/2 litre. Stir continuously to ensure it does not burn.
  4. Turn off the heat. Ensure that the milk remains hot.
  5. Caramalize the 1/4 cup sugar by heating it with about 2 tsp water.
  6. When the sugar turns brown, add it to the hot milk.
  7. Stir-well to ensure that the milk and caramel are assimilated and you have a dusky pink colour.
  8. Let the milk cool a bit till it is just above lukewarm.
  9. Beat the yogurt well and add to the warm milk.
  10. Mix well.
  11. Set aside for 4 to 6 hours to set.
  12. Enjoy chilled!
Mishti Doi - Bengali Durga Pujo Special Recipe
Mishti Doi – Bengali Durga Pujo Special Recipe

 

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