Bengali Sweet Yoghurt

Mishti Doi or Sweet Yoghurt is a popular and traditional Bengali and Indian dessert.. In this easy to prepare dessert, the milk base is cooked on the stove with cardamom  and brown sugar for a caramel taste before being baked in the oven to set. It is then topped with chopped pistachio.  A great dessert that can be made in advance for a party or gathering. Great for Eid.

How’s your weekend going readers? I kind of wish it could last just a teeny bit longer. I have another sweet recipe for you today, one that is really popular with us Bangladeshis and Bengalis. Mishti doi translates literally translates into sweet yoghurt. Flavoured with aromatic cardamom and topped with crunchy pistachio, it is slightly sweet with the slight tang from the curd and is a great dessert for when you want something that is light and easy to convenient to serve. It’s great to serve for company as you can prepare it the night before and leave it in the fridge until the next day. 

Mishti Doi or Sweet Yoghurt is a popular and traditional Bengali and Indian dessert.. In this easy to prepare dessert, the milk base is cooked on the stove with cardamom  and brown sugar for a caramel taste before being baked in the oven to set. It is then topped with chopped pistachio.  A great dessert that can be made in advance for a party or gathering. Great for Eid.

If you love rasmalai, which is my favourite Indian dessert, then this is a great dessert for you as it has very similar flavours. It is sweetned with brown sugar as a bit of a shortcut and this gives the yoghurt a slight caramel flavour. Milk is boiled until it thickens on the stove and then it is baked along with a yoghurt starter in the oven in a bain marie style. You can top this dessert with anything you like from sultanas to fresh fruit. 

Mishti Doi or Sweet Yoghurt is a popular and traditional Bengali and Indian dessert.. In this easy to prepare dessert, the milk base is cooked on the stove with cardamom  and brown sugar for a caramel taste before being baked in the oven to set. It is then topped with chopped pistachio.  A great dessert that can be made in advance for a party or gathering. Great for Eid.

The full recipe for this post can be viewed over at Fatima Cooks here where I have guest posted on Fatima’s lovely blog whilst she enjoys a much needed break. Make sure to check out Fatima’s blog where she posts traditional Pakistani recipes. 

Mishti Doi or Sweet Yoghurt is a popular and traditional Bengali and Indian dessert.. In this easy to prepare dessert, the milk base is cooked on the stove with cardamom  and brown sugar for a caramel taste before being baked in the oven to set. It is then topped with chopped pistachio.  A great dessert that can be made in advance for a party or gathering. Great for Eid.

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3 thoughts on “Bengali Sweet Yoghurt

    1. Abida

      I hadn’t thought of trying the two together actually, but now that you mention it, I think the sweetness would go well with the slight tang of the yoghurt, thanks Dina!

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