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Kesar Bhapa Doi | Steamed Saffron Yogurt

This 4 ingredient dessert from Bengal is sure to have you licking the spoon this festive season. Super easy to prepare, this dessert is a must try!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 6 hrs 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 serving


  • 1 cup yogurt hung
  • xbe cup milk whole
  • xbd cup condensed milk
  • xbd saffron sachet powder
  • strands saffron of Few for garnish


  • Set a steamer with 2-3 inches of water. Cover and allow the water to come to a boil. Keep 4-6 small earthen pots (100-150 ml) or kulhads ready along with 4 squares of aluminium foil to cover them later.
  • Meanwhile prepare the bhapa doi mixture.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the hung yogurt until smooth. Add the whole milk and condensed milk and whisk until you get a smooth mixture.
  • Sprinkle saffron powder and whisk till the mixture is uniformly golden coloured.
  • Divide this equally between 4-6 pots. Seal this well with squares of aluminium foil.
  • Place in steamer carefully. Cover the steamer with a lid and steam for 20 minutes. When done, the bhapa doi with be set like a pudding.
  • Garnish with 1-2 strands of saffron and refrigerate this for 3-4 hours or overnight.


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