Bhapa Doi Recipe | How to make Bhapa Doi | The perfect Bengali dessert- ready in minutes2013-05-05
- Servings : 20
- Prep Time : 5m
- Cook Time : 30m
- Ready In : 40m
Bhapa Doi literally means steamed yoghurt in Bengali. Almost cheesecake-like in texture, this recipe is very very quick to rustle up, and always ends the meal with a wow!
Typically, yoghurt is hung for a long time to drain the water out and is then used. In this recipe, I have used greek yoghurt which is a terrific alternative and a good shortcut as it is extremely thick and so can be used straightaway.
This recipe is a modern take on the traditional version which is steamed in a double boiler or a pressure cooker. This recipe serves about 20, so adjust the quantities for smaller amounts. I usually make this with one tin of condensed milk. I also normally microwave this for 5-7 minutes, but this time steamed it in the oven instead since the volume was a bit too much for the microwave.
I had some of my dear friends over for lunch today and I served this for dessert. I’m sure you can impress your guests too, try it.
- Greek yoghurt- 1 litre
- Condensed milk - 3 cans ( 300 ml each)
- Milk- 160- 180 ml
- Optional garnish- 1 pinch saffron or handful of raisins or crushed pistachios
In a large bowl, mix together the yoghurt, condensed milk and the milk.
Beat together till frothy with a hand blender. You could also use a balloon whisk.
If making in smaller quantities, just put it in a microwaveable bowl, put a cling film and microwave for 5 minutes. Thats it.
If using the oven, set the oven to 170C.
Put 1 1/2 cups of water in a roasting tray. Then pour the yoghurt mix into a large, flat, heat resistant bowl. I used a pyrex bowl. Ensure that the glass bowl does not touch the sides of the roasting tray as it could crack when hot.
Sprinkle some saffron strands (or other garnish) on top. Steam in the oven for 30 minutes.
The dessert should have set in this time. Check with a toothpick in a few places and ensure that it is not runny.
Let cool and then chill in the fridge for a couple of hours, till serving time. This can be made even a day ahead.