Saturday, 20 September 2014


Just one week left, and the festive season is on. The biggest festival of the BENGALIS  , which comes once in a year, is at our doorstep. In whichever part of the world we are, we will celebrate . Maa Durga comes down to earth with  her four children leaving her husband Lord Shiva back in heaven to shower her blessings on us. Earth is said to be her parental house.

Mythology says Durga Puja was at first  celebrated during spring. It was King Rama, said to be the 7 th incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who celebrated for the first time in autumn before going to kill the demon Ravana. Story goes long which this blog may not permit.

All these five days, we indulge ourselves to the extreme, whichever part of the world we are. Prepare lot of home made sweets and greet people with warmth. Thought of sharing few recipes of homemade sweets. Let's start with BHAPA DOI ( Baked Yogurt ) today. You need very less ingredients for this. Method is too easy. If you have a sweet tooth, you will love it.

Plain Yogurt : 1 Coffee Mug.
Evaporated Milk : 1/4 Coffee Mug
Condensed Milk : 1/2 Coffee Mug(you can adjust as per your taste)
Ground Almond : 1 tsp
Chopped Pistachios : 2 tsp
Cardamom Powder  : 1/4 tsp

Blend the plain yogurt, evaporated milk and condensed milk together. Add in the ground almond, mix well. Pour onto an ovenproof bowl. Pour water in another ovenproof bowl .

Place the bowl with yogurt mix over the bowl filled with water. It should be half immersed in water, not more than that.

Preheat the oven. Bake for 30 minutes at 180 degree centigrade in convection mode. Take out and cool at room temperature.

Garnish with chopped Pistachios. Refrigerate for 4 hours. Serve chilled.

Every oven have different features. I would suggest to check from time to time.

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