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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Mishti Doi...Sweet Curd

MISHTI DOI....the term conjures up an image of an earthen pot (Maatir Bhaar) containing a pink coloured sweetened curd. A must in any traditional Bengali feast. In most households, though the plain white and healthier curd is always homemade and available, Mishti Doi is rarely made at home. There have been occasions, though rare, when I have seen Ma prepare home made Mishti Doi.

So when my neighbour, while we were having our stair-side chatting sessions, asked me the recipe of Mishti Doi, stating casually that her young daughters loved it, I enquired the recipe from Ma and found it surprisingly simple.....

So just to share this simple recipe to dish up a rarely homemade dessert, here I am...

Ingredients : (What I used)

*Full cream milk - 1.5 litres.
*Sugar - 2.5 cups (I meaured the 2.5 cups and it was around 360gm)
*Plain curd - 2 -3 tbsp

Procedure :
1. Boil the 1.5 litre milk and bring it to half the volume.


2. Caramelise the sugar by heating it in a wok. Keep stirring while heating to ensure the caramelised sugar does not stick to the bottom of the wok and burn.


3. Pour the liquid caramelised sugar into the milk. Stir well to mix the milk and sugar. The milk mixed with caramelised sugar will be pinkish brown in colour. If needed you can bring the mix to a boil once again to ensure uniform mixing.

4.Cool milk-sugar mix to lukewarm temperature.
5. Smear the container/s in which you wish to set the curd with the plain white curd.

6. Pour the milk slowly into the curd smeared containers.

7. Cover and keep aside for 8-10 hours to set. (I had to keep for almost 11 hours)

8.Refrigerate to chill the curd


The yummilicious Mishti Doi is all yours to savour!

17 comments:

Rush said...

u r on a roll? one blog after the other? awesome lady!! the mishti doi in the pots..aah!! wanna grab one :)

Pradip Biswas said...

Many children think that milk comes from Packet. Like that I thought Mishti doi can be prepared by Mithai Karigars only. Thank you for disclosing the receipe. Telling my wife to make it right now.

Sharmila said...

I have never tried making this ... maybe a mental block or sheer laziness coz we do get some good mishti doi here. :-)
Maatir bhaar ta ar kulhar gulo borong tule ni? ;-)

SGD said...

@Rush! Right you are....when I saw the successful setting of the Mishti Doi, I was so excited that I clicked there and then and posted!!! Call it being blog addicted!!

@PB-I too though mishti doi is an elaborate process..but it was surprisingly simple. Let's hope the repeat value is high! i.e it's just not beginner's luck!

@Sharmila-Ei crockery set ta onek din kine unused pore chhilo. So when I was setting the curd, it seemed the perfect occasion to inaugurate them!
My husband keeps smiling condescendingly at my blog related antics!

Anonymous said...

trial

Nithya said...

This is a lovely recipe. Its absolutely new to me. Should be awesome for a curd freak like me.

Do we eat this plain just like that???? could be a silly doubt though..

Anyways this is the first time I am here and thoroughly impressed with your dishes. should be here often.

Do take a look at my blogs when you find time.

Nithya

www.4thsensesamayal.blogspot.com
www.nitsarts.blogspot.com

Pavithra said...

Wow SGD this is my fav one i have done this before but never caramalize the sugar and think this is give better taste sure i will try it out tomm... perfect for summer and also ur presentation is really tempting me take a pot from the screen...

Indrani said...

Sharmistha, thanks a lot for sharing this recipe..ami oven-e making process ta jantam..stove top-e eto easily kara jai jantam na..lovely recipe..ebare try korbo...aar tomar doi-er hadi ta eto sundor, otate doi banale doi emni tasty habe

SGD said...

@Nithya-Thanks and welcome to my blog!
Yes...you eat it just as it is...

@Pavithra-So glad you liked it!

@Indrani-Thanks so much...ei set ta kobe theke use howar jonno wait korchhilo...etodin e kora holo!! Tomar oven er mishti doi blog e aachhe?

HR said...

eta daroon byapar.. ami khali bhabtam doi ta ki kore uniformly mishti hoy... chini take je gawlate hobe bujhte pari ni... bhabtam guro kore doi te daay jawmabar age...

rinku said...

Sharmistha,

Thanks for sharing. I have to try this one, I did not realize that carmelized sugar was involved.

By the way, I have been having trouble leaving comments on your blog.
Rinku

indira mukerjee (ইন্দিরা মুখার্জি) said...

yesterday i tried your Sahee paneer...that was very good...next day i will try the sweet curd...seems to be very yummyyyyyyyyyy.

CHAITRA said...

Like the way you presented it.Perfect and yummy delight

CHAITRA said...

Add me in your blog roll please

Babli said...

Mishti doi amar bhishon favourite.Dec e jokhon India te jabo tokhon abar khabo tobe tomar recipe dekhe ami ekhane oboshhoi try korbo.Thanks for the lovely recipe and its mouth watering too.

Divya Vikram said...

Happened to have this on our trip to Calcutta. Great you made it at home!!Lovely picture.

indira mukerjee (ইন্দিরা মুখার্জি) said...

this sweet curd is an ideal sweet dish for this festive occassion....
a very happy Bijoya Dashomi to you and your family...

"শরত এলো, শরত গেল, শিউলি মালা শুকনো হল, তোমার আমার পূজো করা, শারদ প্রাতে শিশির পড়া..এবার শুরু হিমেল হাওয়া, হেমন্তের সাড়া পাওয়া ..."

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