Tuesday 8 December 2009

Bhapa Doi (Steamed sweetened Yoghurt)

Do you believe in love at first sight? I don’t know how far will it last and I don’t bother about my capacity to be true to one but for the moment, I’m so truly in love that I’ve decided to be shamelessly unfaithful to my other beloved ones like Rasamalai, Kulfi and Gulab Jamun and Co. and go in wholeheartedly for a passionate adventure with this Bhapa Doi (literally Steamed Yoghurt)............Eeeeeeeeeeeehhh!!!

Actually, I was receiving some friends a couple of weeks back, and that day I had so many other items to prepare and didn't have so much time for an elaborated dessert, but I desesperately needed one urgently to complete the menu...so, while I googled for a quick and simple Indian dessert, I fell in love with this Bhapa Doi, at the very first sight of Mallika’s version HERE  ( besides I thank her for sharing this recipe) and thus enjoyed the freshness of this saffron flavoured, delectable, custard textured Bengali sweet which left no one unimpressed ……


Ingredients: (for 6)

500g natural yoghurt

400g condensed milk

1 tsp finely powdered green cardamoms

12 saffron strands

5 tbsp milk

50g Slivered almonds (optional, I added to give a crunchy texture to the soft Doi.)


Method:

Preheat the oven to 190°C.

Heat the milk slightly and dissolve the saffron strands in it. Keep aside.

In a big bowl, whip together the yoghurt and the condensed milk until smooth. Add the cardamom powder and stir well.




Fill up small oven proof ramekins with the above mixture and cook in a bain marie (Place the ramekins in a baking tray filled with hot water). Don’t fill up the tray with too much of water; add just enough water to immerse half way up tao the size of the ramekin will do)

Bake it for about 10 minutes. Top each ramekin with a spoon of the saffron milk and let it bake for 5 more minutes; add the slivered almonds on the top of the mixture and bake for the last 5 minutes or until the mixture is set. A toothpick inserted into the mixture must come out clean.


Remove from the oven and bring down to room temperature and refrigerate until serving.

People like it to be served chill but I love it just warm. Enjoy!!!

25 comments:

Cham said...

Such a long time I ve tasted this sweet! U ve made it beautifully!

Sarah Naveen said...

Wow!! beautiful click..looks so yummy, i wanna grab one bowl and have it right now..

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Akal
So you are also a great sweet lover , Gulab Jamun, Ras malai, Kulfi & Co..:-)
Really Bhapa Doi is a great sweet dish, I love it , and love to feed others too. There are minor variations in the use of milk, condensed milk, milk powder etc but the basic taste remains essentially same.
Have a nice day

Soma Pradhan said...

This is something new for me..Steamed yogurt looks delicious

Parita said...

Wow this is something so unique, i never knew we cud actually steam yogurt..thanks for sharing this so easy and simple recipe!

Veggie Belly said...

Ive bookmarked this to try. Sounds so yummy!

kitchen queen said...

Wow! a delicious and mouth watering perfect dessert.

Nostalgia said...

Awesome.. that looks yummy..

Pari said...

This is tempting me to make it today only, alas I can't have curd because of congestion in chest. Too good!!!
Why don't you send this to JFI- Saffron.

Padhu said...

Looks awesome .This is new to me .I will give a try.

Prathibha said...

Looks really yummy..wish to take a bite of it..will give a try soon

RAKS KITCHEN said...

My hubby will sure love this,thanks for the recipe,new to me :)

Latha said...

Looks awesome......lovely click.

kitchen queen said...

The sweet looks very inviting and tempting with a nice click.

Priya said...

AM just drooling rite now here, wat a fantastic dessert with easy ingredients, will try soon..

Shama Nagarajan said...

different recipe

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Making desert with curd is first time for me ma..i'm not a desert or sweet girl but these looks so tempting and mouth-watering..just loved the brown crust pa..good desert and hope the desert highlighted the end of the meal..

Suvaiyaana Suvai said...

wow!!! first time i heard this!!

ganga said...

wowwwwwwww........beautiful.........

Dolly said...

Beautiful Clicks. Your Bhapa Doi looks absolutely yummy ,gorgeous and so colorful. I've heard abt it but never eaten it. I'm surely going to make it as I have all the ingredients in my pantry.

Lavanya Siva said...

hmmmmmmmmm yumm. Great click. Wish to taste some.

kothiyavunu said...

New wonderful recipe for me..Steamed yogurt looks delicious...Count me in :-)

sangeeta said...

first time here after seeing your blog's mention on viki's post....wonderful blog you have Akal ..
this bhapa doi is an all time favorite and as ushnish said it can be made in many ways using even milk powder...you pictures look great n the taste of this this wonderful dessert got refreshed in my mouth...:)

Malar Gandhi said...

Sounds so delicious...never had them before. Looks colorful and tempting.

Thanks for the comments at my space...

I know you are a great cook and a good writer..I will be more than happy if you contribute your work for my Kitchen Mishaps Event!!

Have a great day...

Thank you,
Malar Gandhi

nithya praveen said...

Wow this looks gorgeous.My husband is from Calcutta and he enjoys Mishti Doi n this one.I am gona make this.thanks for the recipe girl:)

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