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. I am sharing the Mishti Doi recipe in this post. It 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.

Mishti Doi Recipe, 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.

Mishti Doi Recipe, 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. 

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

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Sweet Coconut Samosa with Salted Caramel Sauce

Sweet Coconut Samosa with Salted Caramel
Sweet Coconut Samosa with Salted Caramel

Every happy occasion is celebrated with “Kuch Meetha” in our culture. And almost all festivals or occasions are associated with a ritual of making something sweet. I am sharing this post of Sweet Coconut Samosa with a twist of salted caramel sauce. Sounds interesting? These baked sweet samosas can be made for any occasion or even on festivals for guests and salted caramel sauce makes it tastes even better. One more recipe with a twist is on the blog Rice pudding with Vanilla Flavor.

Sprig Salted Caramel Sauce
Sprig Salted Caramel Sauce

The coconut filling I used in these samosas is inspired by Udiche Modak. Yes, right those steamed Modaks made during Ganpati festival because I simply love it. The sweetness given by jaggery with a dash of freshly grounded cardamom powder  to the shredded coconut tastes so good. I used the Sprig’s Whole Green Cardamom and it’s the best. I was having some spring roll sheets with me so I used it to make the samosas but you can use the regular samosa dough too, just ensure you roll it thinner than regular samosas.

Sprig Salted Caramel Sauce
Sprig Salted Caramel Sauce
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I am a true lover of salted caramel flavor be it popcorns, frozen yogurt, shakes. I am the happiest person after  receiving a jar of Salted Caramel Sauce from SPRIG gourmet. This luscious milk cream caramel has a  touch of pristine sea salt. I am totally hooked to it and simply licking it with a big spoon just like that because it is soooooo yum. You may also top this Sprig Salted Caramel sauce over a cake or fruit salad, fill in pies, or drizzle over ice cream or puddings.

Sweet Coconut Samosa with Salted Caramel
Sweet Coconut Samosa with Salted Caramel

In this recipe, I have baked the samosas in the oven instead of frying it however you can fry it too. Once, the samosas are done finally top it up with lots of salted caramel sauce. With Christmas and New Year around this is a recipe you can definitely try. Let me know, if you try the recipe and do share your feedback in the comment section.

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Sweet Coconut Samosa with Salted Caramel
Sweet Coconut Samosa with Salted Caramel

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Vanilla Phirni Recipe or Rice pudding with Vanilla Flavor

Phirni with vanilla flavor using SPRIG Gourmet sugar
Phirni with Vanilla flavor

 

I am sharing the recipe of Phirni with vanilla flavor. Phirni is a rich, creamy dessert with dry fruits. Phirni tastes best when served chilled in a clay pot or container. The festival season has already begun and I am sure the preparation, shopping, cooking has already started. The best things about these festivals are lots of good food, family time together and a break from our busy schedule. In our culture, festivals are majorly associated with food, sweets, savory snacks especially for Diwali. I am always more excited for the Diwali festival because of the beautiful lights, decorative Rangolis, few crackers (of course), and sweets.

Rice Phirni with Vanilla using SPRIG sugar
Rice Phirni with Vanilla using SPRIG Demerara Sugar
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Traditional Indian sweets are hands down the best, but here I tried to give some twist to the Phirni recipe. In order, that there can be something new on the Diwali special menu. So, this time I gave a slight twist to this rice-based creamy pudding Phirni by giving it a mild flavor of vanilla and cranberries.  For the vanilla flavor, I used Demerara Sugar infused with Real Madagascar Vanilla. It is a different kind of sugar with natural, caramel-like flavor of the rich golden Demerara sugar crystals. Not only does it gives an amazing flavor, but nice color and also a pleasant vanilla aroma to the dish. SPRIG’s vanilla sugar is best for sprinkling on cookies or also for giving vanilla flavor to cakes, beverages or baked items.

SPRIG Sugar with infused vanilla
SPRIG Sugar with infused vanilla
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I also used a pinch of freshly ground cardamom powder made from SPRIG’s green cardamom from Kerala. This is one of the best aromatic cardamoms that I have used. The aroma of cardamom remains in your hand, even by just holding it in your hand for a minute. I have used dried cranberries, it is optional you can add any berries or dry fruits of your choice.

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Rajasthan Trip – Photo Blog

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I love travelling and I love food. On the blog, you will find content related mostly to food and few travel stories like Tarkali-Devbag Trip, Staycation experience at Manasi bungalow, Lonavala.

This is a picture blog of our Rajastahan Trip – places we visited during the trip. This post won’t be having any description of places but feel free to drop your questions in the comment section and I will be happy to answer.

Places we visited – Udaipur-Ajmer-Jaipur

Amer Fort, Jaipur
Amer Fort, Jaipur
Amer Fort, Jaipur
Amer Fort, Jaipur
Choki Dhani, Jaipur
Choki Dhani, Jaipur
Choki Dhani, Jaipur
Choki Dhani, Jaipur
Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur
Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur
Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur
Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur
City Palace, Jaipur
City Palace, Jaipur
City Palace, Jaipur
City Palace, Jaipur
City Palace, Jaipur
City Palace, Jaipur
Jaipur City from Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur
Jaipur City from Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur
Jaipur City from Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur
Jaipur City from Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur
Brahma Temple, Pushkar
Brahma Temple, Pushkar
Jagdish Temple, Udaipur
Jagdish Temple, Udaipur
Jagdish Temple, Udaipur
Jagdish Temple, Udaipur
Amer Fort, Jaipur
Jal Mahal, Jaipur
Ajmer City at Night, Ajmer
Anna Sagar Lake, Ajmer
Anna Sagar Lake, Ajmer
Cultural Program at Bagore ki Haveli, Udaipur
Cultural Program at Bagore ki Haveli, Udaipur
Cultural Program at Bagore ki Haveli, Udaipur
Cultural Program at Bagore ki Haveli, Udaipur
City Palace from Ambrai Restaurant, Udaipur
kumbhalgarh fort, Rajasthan
Kumbhalgarh fort, Rajasthan
Kumbhalgarh fort, Rajasthan
Kumbhalgarh fort, Rajasthan
Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur
Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur
Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur
Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur
Lake Palace in Lake Pichola, Udaipur
Lake Palace in Lake Pichola, Udaipur
Lake Palace in Lake Pichola, Udaipur
Lake Palace in Lake Pichola, Udaipur
Anna Sagar Lake, Ajmer
Anna Sagar Lake, Ajmer
Cultural Program at Bagore ki Haveli, Udaipur
Cultural Program at Bagore ki Haveli, Udaipur
Cultural Program at Bagore ki Haveli, Udaipur
Cultural Program at Bagore ki Haveli, Udaipur
Cultural Program at Bagore ki Haveli, Udaipur
Cultural Program at Bagore ki Haveli, Udaipur
Udaipur City from City Palace, Udaipur
Udaipur City from City Palace, Udaipur
Udaipur City from City Palace, Udaipur
Udaipur City from City Palace, Udaipur
Karni Mata Temple, Udaipur
Karni Mata Temple, Udaipur

                

 

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Restaurant Review: Genuine Broaster Chicken, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

Finally, Navi Mumbai has a good new addition of Genuine Broaster Chicken in the list of casual dining restaurants. Genuine Broaster chicken is a 60 year old US brand. They have opened their outlets in India and the best part is that they have tied up with Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi, yes the “Namak Shamak” chef to curate a special “Indian-nized” menu. So, I was really looking forward to #getbroasted.

 

Ambiance:

Talking about ambiance, the place has funky, innovative interiors with caricatured tables, plants in helmets, beautiful lights, etc, etc. Board games are also available so that you can enjoy them also along with good food, music and drinks.

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Mocktails:

Coming to drinks, the Mocktails we tried were Kokum Twister which I liked because it is a fizzy drink with the taste of kokum sharbat (popular in maharastra), next was Palang Tod which is very contradictory to it’s name because this drink is capable of keeping you awake all night, it is a strong combination of Redbull and Coffee shots so don’t blame me for your sleepless nights after having this. The Coco Mango Mojito was average didn’t like it much but the show stealer was the Chocolate Wreak Freakshake. It is simply Wow! Oreo, Kitkat, waffers blended together with chocolate and presented beautifully.

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You can take the kitchen tour at Genuine Broaster Chicken and see the working of pressure fryer like how they make amazing fried chicken in just minutes. The fried chicken cooked under pressure fryer absorbs much lesser oil compared to the normal frying. I have also uploaded the video my Youtube Channel. Do check it by clicking the link below.

Food:

We tried the Broaster platter which had 2 pieces of each – the legendary chicken, happy fried chicken and hot masala chicken. The best  among them was happy fried and hot masala. Spicy, crispy, juicy chicken pieces fried and cooked to perfection and to make it taste even better it is served with 3 different dips.

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The Assorted Wings Platter with six varieties of chicken wings was served. Smoked BBQ & Mushrooms, Butter garlic and Kung Pao were my favorite ( still drooling). And don’t miss the Lamb Rogan Josh Burger which is Harpal Singh’s special item. It is served with fries, these red colored soft bun (naturally colored) with flavorful minced lamb patties and sauces is simply awesome.

Under the grilled chicken section we tried Cheese & Lemon peppery flavored chicken served with rice, fries and butter garlic sauce. The chicken pieces are succulent and have pleasing buttery peppery flavor.

In dessert, I had two of my favorites together chocolate samosa with mango ice cream. The crispy chocolate samosa was complimenting the mango ice-cream very well. The Gulkand Muffin is a very unique dish and is also Chef’s special so give it a try.

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I am happy that they have opened their branch in Vashi, Navi Mumai and  it is a perfect place for good food with drinks and good music.

 

 

 

 

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Other review of restaurants of Navi Mumbai:

Flavors, Sanpada

7th Heaven, Mumbai

The Koffee Works, Kharghar

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