Baked Doi- The Indian Cheesecake

A vegetarian dessert, ideal for parties. We’ve had many types of cheesecake but this is a Bengali Delicacy, usually steamed and known as Bhappa Doi. I’m going to put up recipes for both the steamed and my easier way- Baked Doi.

Serves 12


  1. Thick Yoghurt                                                          400 gms
  2. Sweetened Condensed Milk                                  400 gms
  3. Fresh Cream                                                             200 gms
  4. Rose Essence                                                            8-10 drops


  1. First blend all the ingredients in a blender.

Now, depending on whether you want to bake it or steam it, follow Procedures A or B. Both taste equally good. My kids had a lot of fun sampling both!

 Procedure A: Baked Doi

  1. Transfer the blended mixture into Ramekins or Oven Proof Dishes, Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Put the Ramekins on a tray and add boiling water to the tray. This helps the Doi to remain soft.
  3. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the top turns light brown with darker specks in between.
  4. Remove from the oven and let it cool. Keep it in the fridge for 4-5 hours.
  5. Serve Chilled.

Procedure B: Steamed version

  1. Transfer the Blended Doi to a silicon mould and place it in a bowl.
  2. Put a steamer on the gas and empty one glass of water in it.
  3. Close the lid of the steamer and let the steam form.
  4. Open the lid and keep the bowl with the silicon mould in it. Close the lid and let it steam for 20 mins.
  5. Don’t open it. Let it cool in the steamer itself.
  6. Store it in the fridge and let it cool.

So, since the Durga Pooja is upon us and the festivalis our family’s favourite, the next post will be next-to-next week.

Coming Up Next

Macher Chop- Fish Cutlets

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