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Bhapa Doi Recipe (Bengali Sweet Yogurt Dessert)

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Bhapa doi (steamed yoghurt dessert)

Bhapa doi (steamed yoghurt dessert)

Bhapa doi is a traditional Bengali dessert made with steamed yoghurt and condensed milk. The first step is to hang the yoghurt to make Greek-style yoghurt, and then the dish is prepared.

You can steam the yoghurt in a steamer on the stovetop, or you can bake it in the oven. You can even cook it in the microwave.

There is another form of sweet yoghurt called misti doi, in which milk is heated to thicken it.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

40 min

50 min

3 servings

Ingredients

  • 500 grams dahi (yoghurt)
  • 250 grams condensed milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon elaichi (cardamom powder)

Instructions

  1. Hang the yoghurt in a muslin cloth for 30 minutes to remove the whey and make hung curd.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the hung curd and whisk until smooth. Add the condensed milk and cardamom powder and whisk until smooth. Check for sweetness and add more condensed milk if necessary.
  3. Transfer the mixture into bowls, cover with aluminium foil and steam in a steamer for about 20 minutes. (Oven instructions: Bake at 180 degrees for about 20 minutes by placing the bowl in a tray half-filled with water.)
  4. Chill in the fridge for a few hours before serving.

Bhapa Doi Recipe (Bengali Sweet Yogurt Dessert)

© 2020 Rajan Singh Jolly

Comments

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 06, 2020:

Thank you, Devika.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 06, 2020:

You can certainly make it that way, Peggy. Thank you.

Devika Primic on August 06, 2020:

Ingredients are unique and so simple to make.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on August 04, 2020:

We buy our Greek yogurt at Costco, so we could easily make your recipe by adding the condensed milk and cardamom. It sounds like a healthy dessert. Thanks for the idea.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 03, 2020:

You will like it, HaremCinema. Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 03, 2020:

Thank you, Pamela.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 03, 2020:

Thank you, Bill. You, too, have a great week.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 03, 2020:

Yes, it is sweet as we have used homemade sweetened condensed milk. You can buy this from the market as well. Thank you, peachy.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 03, 2020:

Thank you, Umesh.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 03, 2020:

Yes, the berries will make it healthier and more delicious as well. Thank you, Flourish.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 03, 2020:

Glad you like the dessert, JP. Thank you.

HaremCinema on August 03, 2020:

I'm going to make this for my wife. It sounds and looks tasty. I'm not much of a desert person but some dishes, ones like this, get my attention. Thanks for sharing it.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on August 03, 2020:

I know I would love this desert. Thank for another great recipe, Rajan.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on August 03, 2020:

I like yogurt, so there is hope with this recipe. :) Thank you my friend. Have a wonderful week!

peachy from Home Sweet Home on August 03, 2020:

Does it taste sweet ? Condense milk isn't sweet for me.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on August 02, 2020:

I have a sweet tooth. I would try it. Thanks.

FlourishAnyway from USA on August 02, 2020:

This sounds good, perhaps with some fresh berries on top.

JP Carlos from Quezon CIty, Phlippines on August 02, 2020:

Wow, simple ingredients turning into awesome dessert. My wife will enjoy this. She loves yogurt. This is definitely one more recipe to try.