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.
- Thick Yoghurt 400 gms
- Sweetened Condensed Milk 400 gms
- Fresh Cream 200 gms
- Rose Essence 8-10 drops
- 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
- Transfer the blended mixture into Ramekins or Oven Proof Dishes, Preheat the oven to 200°C.
- Put the Ramekins on a tray and add boiling water to the tray. This helps the Doi to remain soft.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the top turns light brown with darker specks in between.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool. Keep it in the fridge for 4-5 hours.
- Serve Chilled.
Procedure B: Steamed version
- Transfer the Blended Doi to a silicon mould and place it in a bowl.
- Put a steamer on the gas and empty one glass of water in it.
- Close the lid of the steamer and let the steam form.
- Open the lid and keep the bowl with the silicon mould in it. Close the lid and let it steam for 20 mins.
- Don’t open it. Let it cool in the steamer itself.
- 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