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The Easiest Bengali Bhapa Doi Recipe

Today, we're bringing you the easiest recipe for a classic Bengali dessert - Bhapa Doi. This creamy and delicious yogurt dessert is not only simple to make but is sure to impress your guests and loved ones. In this video, we'll show you step-by-step how to create this delightful treat using just a few ingredients. From draining the yogurt to achieve the perfect consistency to adding the aromatic touch of cardamom and saffron, we've got all the tips and tricks for you. So, grab your ingredients and let's get started on making this irresistible Bengali Bhapa Doi that everyone will ask for more!


  • 2 cups full-fat yogurt

  • ½ cup condensed milk

  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder

  • 2 tbsp warm milk

  • ¼ tsp saffron

  • Butter (for greasing)


  1. Drain the Yogurt: Take a strainer and a cheesecloth and drain 2 cups of full-fat yogurt for 2 hours to get hung yogurt, also known as Greek yogurt, which is thick.

  2. Mix Ingredients: Transfer the hung yogurt to a bowl. Using a whisk, mix it well. Then, add ½ cup of condensed milk and whisk until smooth and creamy.

  3. Add Flavorings: Add ¼ tsp of cardamom powder. Soak ¼ tsp saffron in 2 tbsp warm milk (it's best to start this at the beginning of the process so that the saffron can release its beautiful color and fragrance). Mix this into the yogurt mixture.

  4. Prepare the Containers: Grease 4 small heat-resistant bowls (baties) with butter. Scoop out the yogurt mixture into the bowls, leaving about ¼ empty at the top.

  5. Steam: Cover each bowl with aluminum foil. Place them in a steamer and steam for 20-21 minutes.

  6. Chill: Once done, let them cool at room temperature, then transfer them to a refrigerator to chill for at least 1 hour.

  7. Serve: Enjoy this super easy-to-make but super tasty dessert. Your guests or loved ones will surely ask for more!

Enjoy this classic Bengali treat that is perfect for any occasion!


1 Comment

Thank you for this recipe! This was a banger of a dessert for iftar♡♥︎♡

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