Bengali Bhapa Doi Recipe
Bhapa Doi or Baked Yogurt is Hung curd or Greek yogurt blended with milk and condensed milk and baked with a water bath in the oven or steamed on the stove top is a must have sweet dish in the Bengali weddings and special occasions like festivals etc. Bhapa Doi can be flavored with saffron, cardamom etc and can be garnished with fresh fruits or chopped nuts. It can also be given a fruity flavour by adding strawberry or pomegranate reduction and topped with molasses.
Some more recipes that you can try are:
- 1-1/2 cup Hung Curd (Greek Yogurt)
- 1 cup Milk
- 400 grams Condensed Milk
- 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
- 4 tablespoons Pistachios , chopped
- Sultana Raisins , few
- Strawberries , few
How to make Bengali Bhapa Doi Recipe
To begin with Bhapa Doi, firstly in a large pan whisk hung curd and condensed milk together with an electric hand blender till it is smooth and creamy.
Add milk slowly and whisk again till you see the froth appearing.
Add cardamom powder and handful of raisins and give it a quick stir again.
Preheat the oven at 180 degree C and meanwhile, take 6 ramekins or earthen ware or any oven safe bowl in which you want to bake the curd. You can also bake it in a large baking tray and later cut into pieces.
Pour in the curd mix into the ramekins till the rim.
In a baking tray or a drip tray of the oven, place the filled ramekins and pour water
in the tray till the ramekins are half immersed.
Place the tray in the oven and bake for 40-45 mins or till the toothpick inserted comes out clean. The baking tie may vary from oven to oven.
Take out the tray and let it cool. Once the ramekins are cool completely, garnish with chopped pistachios, strawberries or any fruit or nuts.
Refrigerate the Bhapa Doi for minimum 2 hours before use and serve it chilled.