Jaggery yogurt

Bengalis love their sweets and with good reason, this cooling yogurt dessert, Bhapa doi, has a delicious caramel-like note
By Gary Rhodes
Jaggery yogurt
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  • Serves: 4-6
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes plus chilling
  • Effort: easy


  • 1 x400ml can condensed milk
  • 400 ml natural yogurt
  • 20-25 raisins, soaked in water
  • 10 blanched almonds, cut into slivers
  • 2 black cardamom, seeds only, coarsely crushed


1. In a heatproof bowl mix the condensed milk with the yogurt and whisk together until smooth. Add the raisins, almond slivers and 2/3 of the crushed cardamom, mix well then sprinkle the remaining cardamom on top.

2. Place the bowl in a steamer over a pan of boiling water and steam for 30-40 minutes until set. Remove from the heat and leave cool. Once completely cold, chill until you are ready to serve.

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