Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mishti Doi (Sweet yogurt) - Dessert Month Recipe 6

I had Mishti Doi very late in life. And I am trying to make up for it. Cool, creamy and in these delightful mud 'kullad's' (cup) this my new favorite dessert. Though I haven't yet had the authentic Calcutta version which my mom-in-law raves about, this recipe tries to mimic the local dessert shop doi. And its fairly easy to make. I have added saffron because I like its flavor and the golden hue it gives to desserts. One small drawback, its not an instant dessert. It takes about 10-12 hours to set as the sugar acts as an inhibitor to the yogurt culture. But make it at night and enjoy the next day. The kullad I have is of approx 1 cup capacity, which makes 2 portions. The recipe below is for that.

Ingredients:

2 1/4 cups full fat milk
1/3 teaspoon saffron (a fat pinch)
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar (may alter as per taste)
1 tablespoon live yogurt culture

Soak the saffron in 1/4 cup milk, leaving aside 2-3 strands for garnish. After 15-20 minutes, crush the strands to release the color and flavor.
Boil 2 cups of the milk in a heavy bottomed pot. Add sugar to the boiling milk. When reduced to half its volume, add the saffron soaked milk and bring to a boil. Taste for sweetness and adjust. Remove from heat and cool till lukewarm, do not cover as condensation will drop into the milk. Add the yogurt culture and whisk well. Pour into the kullad and garnish with saffron strands. Cover and keep in a warm spot for about 10-12 hours. Check if set and keep for more time till set. Once set, store in refrigerator till serving. 

Serve chilled!

12 comments:

Priti said...

Yum ...looks so gud ...nice pic ...I got to make this

Priya said...

Yumm, thats an incredible sweet, delicious!

aipi said...

Ahh..I love love love misti doi n this looks soooo good! Liked the recipe n your presentation both :)

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divya said...

looks yummy..

Only Fish Recipes said...

wow...misti doi...this is one of my favorites ! thanks for sharing the recipe !

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Misti doi with saffron looks to be a hands down winner. already drooling over it.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Kitchen Flavours said...

Simple and indulging....

Kalpana Sareesh said...

looks very yummmy n nice color..

Archana said...

I don't enjoy dhai and sugar but looking at your pics I want to try! So so will let you know. :0

Raji said...

I haven't tasted mishti doi yet..but your post is inviting me to make this.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Yesterday only I saw this in a cook book,but a little bit different,sounds and looks so yumm!

Dimah said...

Hi,
first time here…
That looks great!

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