Mishti Doi Recipe/Bengali Jaggery Sweetened Yogurt

Laal Mishti Doi – Bengali Jaggery Sweetened Yogurt
Laal Mishti Doi – Bengali Jaggery Sweetened Yogurt

Mishti Doi or Bengali Jaggery Sweetened Yogurt is my childhood favorite. Mishti Doi is a fermented sweet yogurt and a Bengali delicacy. I don’t have any Bengali roots but still,  I enjoy having chilled Misthi Doi from an earthen pot. I believe earthen pot  enhances the taste of the dahi and it also absorbs excess moisture. This jaggery sweetened yogurt serves the purpose of dessert for me. This doi has a strong smoky aroma and taste of jaggery when combined with yogurt tastes so good. This is not the authentic Mishti Doi recipe. Because Mishti Doi is usually made with sugar or caramelized sugar or Nolen gur (date jaggery) but here I have used only jaggery.

Laal Mishti Doi – Bengali Jaggery Sweetened Yogurt
Laal Mishti Doi – Bengali Jaggery Sweetened Yogurt
Laal Mishti Doi Recipe

 This is the traditional way of making Mishti Doi which is time taking. You will need almost 6-8 hours depending on the local weather   for the yogurt to set. The milk is boiled over a low flame so that it reduces from its original volume, then sugar or jaggery or date jaggery is added to it. Allow the milk to cool for some time just when it is slightly warm then add an active culture of yogurt and mix well. Pour the entire mixture into the earthen pots and leave it for 6hrs to 12 hrs or overnight in warm and dry place to set firm and thick. And enjoy it as a dessert or with your meal. Little caramelized sugar is also added to give reddish brown color if using regular sugar. But in this case, jaggery gives an amazing reddish brown colour to it.

Laal Mishti Doi – Bengali Jaggery Sweetened Yogurt
Laal Mishti Doi – Bengali Jaggery Sweetened Yogurt

Now you know how to make Mishti Doi at home, it’s simple and easy, so give this recipe a try. And do share your comments and feedbacks in the section below. Connect with me on Instagram  and Facebook. 

Laal Mishti Doi – Bengali Jaggery Sweetened Yogurt
Laal Mishti Doi Recipe – Bengali Jaggery Sweetened Yogurt

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It is the traditional way of making Mishti Doi which is time taking. You will need almost 6-8 hours depending on the local weather for the yogurt to set. The milk is boiled over the low flame so that it reduces its original volume, then sugar or jaggery or date jaggery is added. Allow the milk to cool for some time just when it is slightly warm then add an active culture of yogurt and mix well. Pour the entire mixture into the earthen pots for 6hrs to 12 hrs or overnight in warm and dry place to set firm and thick. Little caramelized sugar is also added to give reddish brown color if using sugar. But in this case, jaggery gives an amazing color to it.
Course dessert, side dish
Cuisine indian
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 7-8 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Course dessert, side dish
Cuisine indian
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 7-8 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat milk in a pan. Add jaggery and keep stirring till it gets dissolved completely and mixes well. Boil it till it reduces to half or one third.
  2. Turn off the gas and allow it to cool. Only when it is slightly warm add the yogurt to the milk. Mix well.
  3. Pour it into the earthen pots and leave at a warm dry place for 6-8 hours.
  4. Refrigerate it for 1-2 hours and garnish with any dry fruit of your choice.
  5. Enjoy !
Recipe Notes

Laal Mishti Doi – Bengali Jaggery Sweetened Yogurt
Laal Mishti Doi – Bengali Jaggery Sweetened Yogurt

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