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Mishti DoiMishti Doi - The Traditional sweet dish of Bengal
(Recipe By Rajesh Gupta, Published In Savvy Cook Book issue dated Sept-Oct 1998)

Quantity: 1.5 kgs

  • Milk 2.250ltrs (Buffalo Milk with full fat is req.)
  • sugar 500 gm
  • Yogurt (Dahi) 25gms
  • Earthen pot (handi) Small container of 1.5 kg. capacity Or Deep Bowl


  • Add 300gms of sugar to the milk and put to boil on Medium heat for at least 45mins and beat the milk constantly while boiling.
  • See that the milk is reduced to almost 40 % and becomes thick and light brown in color.
  • Place the remaining 200gms of sugar in heavy bottom vessel with 50ml of water and melt on low heat Allow the sugar mixture to turn dark brown in colour.
  • Gradually add this sugar mixture to the boiled milk and boil again for 15 minutes.
  • Take it off the flame and beat constantly with a jar till the mixture becomes Luke warm.
  • Transfer the mixture into the Earthen Pot.
  • Mix the Yogurt into the mixture after 5 min.
  • Cover and allow to set for 8 to 12 hours at a warm place, do not open or move the pot during this period.
  • Uncover and Store in a refrigerator, Serve Chilled.

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