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.
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.
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