Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Aam Doi -- Mango Flavored Sweet Yogurt




My Dad is a big health freak. He also has a huge sweet tooth. So he has convinced himself and everyone around him that eating sweets is healthy.

Isn't that brilliant ?

Have you ever had the pleasure of feeding "high calorie-full fat-non vegan-decadent-deliciously- sweet-desserts" to someone who thinks it is actually healthy ?

It is a shocking experience, I tell you.

It gives you so much pleasure that you feel like you are doling out "world peace" by the quarts. You think you have a halo around your head and angels are practicing Mozart on their harp.

It is such an uplifting thing after hearing requests of "only a spoonful" from svelte-skinny jeans-types or skinny jeans-wannabe aunties-like moi that you tend to go overboard, throw out your anti-depressants and start making Mishti Doi every week

That is what happened to me in the last few months while the pater was here. I made Mishti Doi or Bhapa Doi several times and then I made something similar, only with mango pulp and called it Aam Doi. I have never tasted the real Aam Doi and I don't even know how the real one tastes. But from my previous attempts of mixing mango with the yogurt I felt a layering works and tastes better. That is the reason I like to make Aam Doi or Mango Flavored Sweet Yogurt in small ramekins perfect for single servings.

This was good enough with a very nice Mango taste. Everyone loved it but given a choice dad wanted the old Mishti doi back


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Aam Doi


If you are using regular low fat yogurt strain 1 heaped cup of yogurt on a strainer for 15-25 minutes till most of the whey has been drained. If using Greek Yogurt no need of straining

In a bowl or blender jar add
1 cup of strained yogurt,
1 cup Evaporated Milk
about 3/4 of a can of Condensed Milk
Mix well
Note: Since we will be using Mango Pulp which has its own sweetness, I have used only 3/4th can condensed Milk. Check the blended mix for sweetness and add more condensed milk if you wish.
Updated on 05/30/2013: One more version of this aam doi when fresh mangoes are in season is to add the ripe flesh of one mango to the blender jar and use only 1/2 cup condensed milk. Rest follow same

Make your own Mango Pulp or use a can

Add about 1tbssp of mango pulp so that you get a thin layer of mango pulp at the bottom of each ramekin.

Add the yogurt mix on top of this till each ramekin is filled a little below the brim. Add a couple of strands of saffron to each.

Pre heat oven to 350F

Fill a oven proof tray half way with water. Put the ramekins in it.

Put the tray+ramekin in the oven. Check in 30 minutes to see if the yogurt has set. Insert a fork gently or tap on the sides to see if yogurt has set.

Now take them out and put in the refrigerator to cool. Serve chilled



Upadted on 05/31/2013: Quick easy version of aam doi

Blend 1 cup of thick greek yogurt(or strained yogurt) + 1 sweet mango

Take 3 small ramekins. Drizzle little maple syrup. Fill each ramekin halfway with the the blended mango+yogurt

Pre-heat oven to 350F

Fill a oven proof tray half way with water. Put the ramekins in it.

Put the tray+ramekin in the oven. Check in 30 minutes to see if the yogurt has set. Insert a fork gently or tap on the sides to see if yogurt has set.

Now take them out and put in the refrigerator to cool. Serve chilled

Similar recipes:

Bhapa Doi/Mishti Doi

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33 comments:

  1. amio kakhano khaini am doi tabe dekhte darun hoeche Sandeepa. bhapa doi amrao khub banai. darun lage.

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  2. misti doi is my favorite...last time when we went to Calcutta ,fully enjoyed it there...never prepared at home ...i was just checked ur misthi doi link ,u explained it very nicely with so many versions ...bookmarked ..will prepare soon n let u know ...love ur aam doi too

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  3. It looks really yummy. Will try it this weekend! Hope it comes out as good as yours :-)

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  4. Your Dad sounds brilliant! :D Aam Doi in those cute cups looks so inviting.. something so pretty must be good for health. :)

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  5. For a second I thought it was a Bengali name for Amrakhand. This sounds very interesting. I have never made or eaten Mishti Doi or Aam Doi, but I will give anything sweet a try, at least once. I love your dad's philosophy. :)

    Off to check Mishti Doi.

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  6. Is it a coincidence or was it intentional that you posted Doi desserts in August? I hope whatever was troubling you then is over and done with and things are normal.

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  7. Is it a coincidence or was it intentional that you posted Doi desserts in August? I hope whatever was troubling you then is over and done with and things are normal.

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  8. I want to take your dad to my home so i can enjoy sweets withour counting the calories.

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  9. Jaya

    I wondered on the same. Didn't guess anyone else would spot that, you have a keen eye.
    The thing about troubles is if you learn to accept them, they are not "troubles" any more :-)

    Amrakhand shoud be similar should try that one too

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  10. gorgeous pic..Im so tempted!!!!

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  11. Thanks for accepting the award ! I am not a great fan of doi but this version sounds good enough to try !

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  12. I love all the dois you make Sandeepa. I love your dad's philosophy. My dad is the same way, he controls his meal portions but eats sweets with abandon. I love living life that way too.

    I bet you are missing your folks Sandeepa. Nothing that a dose of Aam doi won't cure.

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  13. aam doi amar kachhe notun..sounds very tasty ..will surely try it...

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  14. Your dad's philosophy is the best.Lucky you!

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  15. aam doi o bhaloi hobe khete nirghat, kintu amaro mishti doi beshi favourite......

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  16. ami kheyechhi kintu ota bhapa chhilo na . Aam is on the wane now but I must make this - eto delicious lagchhey dekhtey

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  17. Ha ha, my dad went through this phase of chewing and then spitting off sweets and other high-calorie foods for a few days - his way of conceding to a diet! :-)

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  18. I have to find out if FedEx will deliver this Aam Doi from you to me. It looks so tempting, in those cute little ramekins. I have never had or heard of Aam Doi before.

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  19. Sandeepa,
    Aam doi , bodhaye ekbaar onek agey khechi ..but given a choice I would prefer Mishti Doi any time :-)..
    hugs and smiles

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  20. Looks Yummy... :)
    I make something similar, but I also add some cardamom powder and top it with sliced pistachios...
    Your recipes are awesome.. keep them coming... :)

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  21. My Dad is here for the next three weeks and I have planned all the things I am going to cook for him. My mom is also here and she will be happy that he will have his fill of different cuisines while he is here- she is no longer able to cook with as much interest as she did before....

    The aam doi looks like a high calorie version of the mango shrikhand I make....and delicious I am sure!

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  22. In my house no one has a sweet tooth:( If I have to think of someone in my family like your dad, it is my MIL.
    Very yum looking!

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  23. This looks heavenly! I am missing amrakhand, but I am going to try your aam doi very soon. I hope your doi recipes do not wane :)!

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  24. I am so glad I found your blog. This is an absolute livesaver. Not mention, all the evenings I spend just looking at the pictures of food and drooling!

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  25. Hi
    Can I make this without Evaporated milk??
    Please tell proportions as well!

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  26. Anon

    Evaporated Milk, is milk from which about 60-70% of water has been removed.
    So regular whole milk WILL NOT work. You need to reduce/thicken the milk or use a suitable substitute

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  27. Hey I am nonbengali bt married to a bong,just wanted to try ur recipe.Do u need to keep the oven on for 30 mins? or its just putting it in a pre heated oven.plz clarify

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    1. First pre-heat oven to 350F. Put the ramekins in their water bath in the oven. Keep oven on. Check after 30 mins. This is like baking. Switch off oven after you are done.

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  28. My name is Misti and no I am not Bengali, but I love Indian foods and my bf (a wonderful Indian man) took me out and we had Misti dohi so I scoured the internet looking for a recipe and I love yours it tastes almost exactly what we had.Love your blog

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