Misti Doi


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A Bengali dessert delicacy, Misti doi or sweet curd is a perfect sweet dish for parties and family gatherings. The hung curd is sweetened with sugar or date jaggery and then chilled to achieve an irrestible creamy texture and delightful sweet taste. You can recreate the mithaiwalas magic at home with this simple Mishti doi recipe. Enjoy!

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Misti Doi recipe - How to make Misti Doi

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1 ltr milk
1/2 tsp unsweetened curds (dahi), (smooth)
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp water

  1. Boil milk till almost half its original quantity and leave to cool slightly.
  2. Blend sugar and water on extremely slow fire and lightly caramelize (light brown).
  3. While still liquid, quickly stir caramel into hot milk and whisk vigorously.
  4. When milk is room temperature (slightly lukewarm) stir in unsweetened curd till well-mixed.
  5. Set overnight in a warm place. chill when set.

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This recipe was contributed by vishakha_p on 28 May 2002

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