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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tuesday 'Treats' ~ Bhapa Doi (Baked Version)

'Bhapa Doi' is a fuss-free sweet dish from Bengali cuisine that can be whipped up in short time. It literally means 'steamed yogurt' and prepared using hung yogurt. The hung yogurt of course can be substituted with Greek yogurt to cut down the preparation time. Traditionally bhapa doi is steamed in a closed container inside a pressure cooker filled with water at the base but here I followed the baking method. The container with the mixture of yogurt and milks is placed in a water tray while baking, to mimic the traditional method of steaming. The final steamed mixture would be melt in mouth kind with a thick and creamy consistency. If you are fan of yogurt based desserts like shrikhand, then you are definitely going to like it.

Ingredients: (4 servings)
1 cup Greek yogurt / hung yogurt
1 cup evaporated milk / full fat milk
400 gm sweetened condensed milk (use less if you prefer the final dish to be less sweeter.)
Nuts and raisins to garnish 
Saffron soaked in 1 tbsp. warm milk
* I halved the recipe to make 2 servings. I used 5.3 oz / 150 grams / 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup evaporated milk and little less than 200 grams sweetened condensed milk (less than 1/2 of the standard condensed milk can.)
Method:
*  Combine yogurt, milk and condensed milk in a bowl and whisk well until combined. Add sliced nuts and raisins if using. (I sprinkled some saffron on the top without soaking in milk.)
* Preheat the oven at 350 deg F / 175 deg C.
* Pour the mixture into a baking dish or in ramekins if serving individually. Note that the mixture doesn't rise at all during baking and so can use any baking dish accordingly.
* Pour boiling water in a baking tray and place the ramekins in the tray. The ramekins should be immersed in the water halfway up. This is to mimic the traditional steaming method to prepare the bhapa doi.
* Place the tray in the oven and bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until the mixture is set. Remove before the top starts changing color. (Mine were done in 35 minutes.)
* Let the mixture cool to room temperature. Cover and put in the refrigerator for a couple of hours or overnight. Serve chilled.

19 comments:

Usha said...

I made this sweet some time ago and loved it. I would not mind eating it for breakfast right now.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

I love this... Looks so simple and so delicious... Bookmarked..

Srividhya said...

This is great. Me too bookmarking :-)

Priya Suresh said...

I always want to give a try to this baked yogurt, beautifully baked dessert..

Varadas Kitchen said...

Looks and sounds delicious. I should try this.

Rajani S said...

These look amazing and sound pretty easy to make. Seems like a good choice for get togethers.

Pavani N said...

That is a yummy dessert for all sweet yogurt lovers.

vaishali sabnani said...

Very nice ! I am not a sweet yogurts person but this is something which is terribly tempting. I like the procedure, and will definitely try my hands on the Bangla sweet.

Kalyani said...

never had this.. not a fan of shrikhand back home , but i wont mind tasting this once ..

nandoos Kitchen said...

looks delicious..

Nalini's Kitchen said...

This is one such delicious and tempting dessert..baked version sounds interesting...

Harini-Jaya R said...

A delicious combination in there! I am sure I am going to make it for myself!!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

How perfectly set they are! Love this method of making them. Bookmarking this to try soon :)

Srivalli said...

I have had this on my do list for the longest time..thanks for showing those pics of baking..will be helpful!

Saraswathi Tharagaram said...

This was in my to do list when I first saw this easy recipe in 'united by food' group in FB.. but baked version seems to be very interesting than traditional one.. Bookmarking your method..

Priya Srinivasan said...

Gorgeous dessert i would say, i have tried the steamed version! Feel like grabbing it from the screen!! :)

Gayathri Kumar said...

It looks so inviting. I have tried it once and we all loved it...

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Yummy looking dessert baked version sounds interesting..

veena krishnakumar said...

Looks so delicious!!!