Mishti doi

Mishti Doi

Recipe by Maya Akhil

5 Serves
30 mins
Mildly Spicy

Among the most popular Bengali sweets is the classic, delicately sweet Mishti Doi. Mishti doi is sweetened yoghurt made by combining thickened milk, sugar and yoghurt in a claypot or earthenware, and is kept in a warm place until it ferments and sets.


Whisk yoghurt and sugar in a medium bowl. Add evaporated milk and mix well. Pour into 5 – 6 small ramekins or any heat-proof bowls.
Preheat oven at 170 F (or the lowest temperature setting of your oven). Place the ramekins on a baking sheet and bake for 2 – 2.5 hrs until set and their tops turn light golden. Switch off the oven. Leave the ramekins inside the oven until they reach room temperature (takes 1.5 – 2 hrs).
Place in refrigerator overnight or for at least 3 hours. Creamy and yummy mishti doi is ready to serve.


1 can (12 oz)
3/4 cup
1/2 cup

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