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Bhapa Doi

(recipe, Sanjeev Kapoor)


This is one of my favorite desserts — a traditional festive sweet, but one of the easiest to make when you're in a hurry. Bhapa in Bengali means "steamed." And doi means "yogurt."


  1. 1 can (400 grams) sweetened condensed milk
  2. 1 cup (250 grams) thick plain yogurt, whisked
  3. 1 cup (200 ml) milk
  4. 15 raisins
  5. 10 almonds, blanched and slivered
  6. 15 pistachios, blanched and slivered


  1. Put the sweetened condensed milk in a bowl. Add the yogurt and whisk. Add the milk and whisk again until well blended.
  2. Add the raisins, almonds, and pistachios, and stir well.
  3. Transfer to the top part of a steamer. Cover with aluminum foil and place the top on the steamer. Place the steamer over high heat and add 2 cups (400 ml) water. When the water comes to a boil, place the container with the milk mixture in the steamer, cover, and steam for 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Remove from the steamer, remove the foil, and set aside to cool to room temperature. Place the bhapa doi in the refrigerator to chill. Slice and serve chilled.