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
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
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.
Make your own Mango Pulp or use a can
Add about 2-3 tsp 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
Bhapa Doi/Mishti Doi
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