Every Bengali knows how it feels to have a bowl of Bhapa Doi after every meal…. bliss! No Bong meal is complete without a sweet or a dessert in the end. West Bengal is famous for its sweet delicacies… among various authentic sweet preparation, one very famous and absolutely delectable dessert is Bhapa Doi or Baked/ Steamed Yogurt.
Hung curd blended with milk and condensed milk is either baked in the oven or steamed on the stove top is a must have sweet dish in Bengali weddings. I first got the chance to taste this amazing dessert in Kolkata. People often get confused with Bhapa Doi and Mishti Doi, may be because both are so finely set the sometimes it gets difficult to make a difference.
Bhapa Doi can be flavored with either cardamom, saffron or any fruit like strawberry, berry, pomegranate or even rose. It totally depends on one’s choice. I personally like to keep my bhapa doi simple, hence i only add cardamom powder and later garnish it with any fruit or chopped nuts.
The dessert requires three basic ingredients and is easy to prepare. The baking time though varies from oven to oven. Later refrigerated and served chilled!
Let us quickly check out the easy recipe of Bhapa Doi …