Kesari Bhapa Doi

A Bengali mishti that is utterly simple to make, something you can make ahead and serve your guests. Makes 4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup hung yogurt
  • ● ¾ cup whole milk
  • ● ½ cup condensed milk
  • ½ sachet Kesari Saffron Powder
  • ● Few strands of saffron for garnish

Method:

  1. Set  a  steamer with  2-3 inches of water. Cover and allow the water to come to a boil. Keep 4-6 small earthen pots (100-150 ml) or kulhads ready along with 4 squares of aluminium foil to cover them later.
  2. Meanwhile prepare  the  bhapa  doi mixture.
  3. In  a  large bowl,  whisk the  hung yogurt until smooth. Add the whole milk and condensed milk and whisk until you get a smooth mixture.
  4. Sprinkle Kesari Saffron powder and whisk till the  mixture is uniformly golden coloured.
  5. Divide this equally between 4-6 pots. Seal this well with squares of aluminium foil.
  6. Place in steamer carefully. Cover the steamer with a lid and steam for 20 minutes.
  7. When done, the bhapa doi with be set like a  pudding.  Garnish  with  1-2 strands of saffron and refrigerate this for 3-4 hours or overnight

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