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Mishti Doi

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Mishti Doi
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  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • A very popular Bengali dessert. Mishti doi or meethi dahi is made by thickening milk and is sweetened with jaggery.


  • 1 liter full cream milk
  • 300 gm palm jaggery
  • 2 tsp curd


  1. Heat the milk in a heavy based pan and reduce it to 1/4th its quantity.
  2. Heat the jaggery in a heavy saucepan and melt it down using 10 ml of water.
  3. Add the jaggery to the boiling milk and stir well.
  4. Cook for another 5 minutes and cool down to about 40 degree C.
  5. Stir in the curd. Pour in the mixture into a terracotta or clay pot and keep in a warm place to set. Serve chilled.
  6. NOTE: Make sure that the milk is not too hot when the curd is added.
Key Ingredients: Milk, Jaggery, Yogurt