One of the simplest desserts I remember from my childhood days is sweet yogurt or Mishti doi. In those days my grandparents ordered this dessert from the neighborhood sweet shop almost everyday during summer. None of our meals were over until we ate at least a tablespoon of yogurt after the meal. Mishti doi is different from the blueberry, strawberry or any other fruit flavored yogurts kids eat now. It does not have any additives, flavorings etc. All you need is some creamy milk (like evaporated milk and condensed milk) and plain yogurt. It is ready in about two hours. If you are expecting guests and have to a whip up a meal in a short time, mishit doi is an easy dessert to make for the finale. The Indian festive seasons with Navratri, Dusshera and Diwali are fast approaching and it is very good for any festive occasion. Here is the recipe for mishti doi.
- 16 oz plain yogurt
- 1 can condensed milk
- 1 can evaporated milk
Buy 32 oz plain yogurt (Mountain high or Dannon). I usually use a smaller 8 oz container as a measuring scoop and measure 2 scoops of the 8 oz container and put it in a glass mixing bowl. Beat the plain yogurt using an electric beater (a whisk is also fine). Now open the can of condensed milk and pour it on the plain yogurt. Beat it in. Now open the can of evaporated milk and mix in the contents. Mix it into the yogurt, condensed milk mixture. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Keep the bowl of yogurt in the 300 degrees oven for 15 mins. Next lower the oven temp to 200 degrees F. Let the bowl remain in the oven for 1.5 hrs until the curd is set and not wobbly. Chill in the refrigerator before serving.