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Tuesday, 7 August 2012



MISTHI DOI


MISTHI DOI is a very popular dessert in the state of Orissa. It is prepared by boiling milk until it is slightly thickened, adding a sweetening agent, such as sugar, gura (brown sugar) or khajuri gura (date molasses), and allowing the milk to ferment overnight.


Cooking time: 35min
Preparation time: 5min
Incubation: Overnight (10-11hr)
Makes half-litre of yogurt


Ingredients:
  • Full Cream Milk (Dudh): 1ltr
  • Sugar (Chini): 8 tablespoon
  • Yogurt (Dahi): 1 tablespoon
  • 1 Earthen pot (optional)
Preparation:
  • Pour the milk in a thick bottom vessel and start heating over low flame
  • As it starts boiling add 4 tablespoons of sugar and keep on simmering till the volume is reduced to little less than half
  • Take the remaining sugar with 2 tablespoons of water and heat till the sugar melts and attains a golden brown color
  • Gradually add the molten sugar over the milk and boil for another 15 minutes over low flame
  • Take out of flame and let it become lukewarm
  • Pour the milk over the earthen pot and add the yogurt
  • Keep the pot in a cool dry place, and let the yogurt set over night
  • Refrigerate the set dahi and serve as a dessert.
                                                                                                                   Warm Regards: Chef Ravi Rai