Khajur Mishti Doi, Healthy Bengali Sweet
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Khajur mishti doi is a healthy twist to the traditional Bengali sweet. As the name says healthy mishti doi with dates, is devoid of refined and sugar and made with dates. Learn how to make healthy Bengali sweet.
To make Khajur mishti doi, you need to soak the dates in warm water for about half an hour. Then drain the water, deseed the dates and combine with water to make a smooth puree. Then boil the milk for 8 to 10 minutes and after cooling it slightly add the dates puree and curd for the mishiti doi to set. Pour into individual serving glasses or cups of your choice and allow it to set for 5 hours.
Cooling milk in this healthy Bengali sweet for 10 minutes after boiling is very important as curd added in hot milk will not set the mishiti doi well. Similarly soaking the dates in the beginning in hot water is also important to get a uniform smooth dates puree and thus a smooth mishiti doi.
Healthy mishti doi with dates has been made with cow’s milk as it has slightly lower fat content than full-fat milk. If you wish you can make this sweet with low-fat milk also. That will bring down the fat content to almost nil.
Turn to about half a portion of this comparatively healthy Indian sweet to satisfy your sweet tooth. You will not load your body with refined sugar and thus avoid inflammation too with this khajur mishti doi.
While heart patients and others aiming to eat healthy sweet can include this healthy mishti doi with dates as an occasional treat, diabetics should avoid it because of the addition of dates. Kids also need not hesitate to indulge in this sweet delicacy.
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- To make khajur mishti doi, combine the dates and enough hot water in a bowl, cover with a lid and keep it aside for 30 minutes.
- Drain, deseed the dates and put in a mixer jar.
- Add ¼ cup of water and blend well till smooth. Keep aside.
- Put the milk in a deep non-stick pan, mix well and boil on a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Cool slightly for approx. 10 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the dates puree and whisk well. Keep aside.
- Put the curds in a deep bowl and whisk well.
- Pour the milk-dates mixture in it and whisk very well.
- Pour the mixture into 5 individual cups or bowls, cover with a lid and keep aside in a warm place for atleast 8 to 10 hours or till set.
- Refrigerate the khajur mishti doi for atleast 1 hour and serve chilled garnished with saffron strands.
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To make healthy mishti doi, in a deep bowl take khajur.
Pour enough hot water in the same bowl.
Cover with a lid and keep aside for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, drain and deseed khajur.
Transfer the deseedeed khajur to a small blender jar.
Add 1/4 cup water and blend until smooth.
Further. heat milk in a deep non-stick pan and mix well and boil on a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Cool slightly for approx. 10 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
Add dates puree.
Whisk very well using a whisk.
In a deep bowl, take curds and whisk it.
Pour the milk dates mixture in the same bowl.
Whisk very well.
Pour the mixture into 5 individual cups or bowls, cover with a lid and keep aside in a warm place for atleast 8 to 10 hours or till set.
Refrigerate the khajur mishti doi for atleast 1 hour and serve chilled garnished with saffron strands.
Khajur Mishti Doi - a sugarfree healthy dessert.
As the name says the ingredient that lends sweetness in this Bengali dessert is dates and not sugar. This substitution has been done to avoid the use of refined sugar which has many ill-effects on the body.
Curd is probiotic and thus healthy for gut too.
Curd lends 2 important nutrients - calcium and protein. Both these are twin pillars of our bones.
Heart patients can enjoy this dessert. They can opt for low-fat milk instead of cow's milk if they wish to enjoy a completely fat-free delicacy.
This is best avoided by diabetcis due to the use of good amount of dates.
For kids, on the other hand, this dessert is a healthy option too. Try serving them healthy sweets like this dates based mishti doi since childhood, so as to avoid developing their taste buds for sugar based sweets.
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