Mishti Doi Recipe - Traditional Bengali Sweet Yogurt

A Bengali Dessert, Mishti Doi is famous all over India. You can make this for your festivals or to have it after your everyday meals. We assure you this will surely satisfy your taste buds.

Sapana Behl
Mishti Doi Recipe - Traditional Bengali Sweet Yogurt
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Mishti Doi Recipe is a traditional Bengali dessert of delicately sweetened curd. Mild, light and extremely addictive this makes a great dessert option when entertaining guests over an Indian meal. The sweetness is lent from lightly caramelised sugar and traditionally the curd is set in earthen pots.

Serve Mishti Doi after a delicious meal of Aloo Dum, Bengali Lucchi and Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Indian Mithai Recipes for your special occasions:

  1. Bengali Bhapa Doi Recipe
  2. Godhuma Rava Payasam Recipe
  3. Badam Kheer Recipe

Cuisine: Bengali Recipes
Course: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

40 M


3 Servings


How to make Mishti Doi Recipe - Traditional Bengali Sweet Yogurt

  1. To begin making the Mishti Doi Recipe, place a heavy bottom pan on the heat. Add the milk and warm it on a medium heat.

  2. Reserve 1/3 of the sugar and add the remaining sugar to the milk. Allow it to dissolve while the milk comes to a boil.

  3. Turn the heat down and allow the milk to continue boiling until it reduces by half. Then, take it off the heat and set aside.

  4. In another pan,add the reserved sugar and place the pan on the heat. Keeping a low-medium heat allow the sugar to warm and melt, and you will notice it gradually changes colour to brown and starts caramelizing.

  5. When the sugar is a light golden bubbly mixture, remove from heat and add a tablespoon of water in the caramelized sugar and pour it in to the reduced milk. Stir well until combined.

  6. Let the milk cool slightly. Then add the whisked yogurt, stir well and pour the mixture in earthen pots or glass bowls.

  7. Let the doi set in a warm place for few hours. When set, store the Mishti Doi in refrigerator and serve chilled.

  8. Serve Mishti Doi after a delicious meal of Aloo DumBengali Lucchi and Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita.