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Mishti Doi in Instant Pot using Evaporated Milk is an easy, quick and a a classic Bengali sweet yogurt, sweetened with Jaggery.

Mishti Doi in Instant Pot using Evaporated Milk

Mishti Doi in Instant Pot using Evaporated Milk is an easy, quick and a classic Bengali sweet yogurt, sweetened with Jaggery.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Bengali, Indian
Keyword: Evaporated Milk, Instant Pot Recipes, Yogurt
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 Can Evaporated Milk - 400 grams
  • 2 tablespoon of yogurt culture
  • cup 35 grams of Powdered Jaggery
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom powder

Instructions

  • In a heavy bottom, pot add in the evaporated milk.
    Evaporated milk ready to be boiled
  • On a slow stovetop, let the milk come to a boil.
  • Once boiled let it cool down slightly. (around 8-10 minutes)
  • After 8-10 minutes add in the powdered jaggery and mix it until the jaggery is dissolved.
  • The temperature of the milk will reduce further.
  • Once you have achieved a lukewarm temperature, i.e. around 48 Deg C add in the yogurt.
  • I generally check it simply by dipping a clean finger. If able to touch it I add the yogurt. I have added the temperature here, for my readers who are unable to do so.
  • Add in the cardamom powder if using, and slightly mix.
  • Mix the yogurt culture in the milk using a whisk until it is all mixed.
    Adding of yogurt and cardamom powder
  • Now pour the mixture in individual pots or 1 single pot as you prefer.
    Adding the yogurt in the pots to set
  • Cover with a plate or an aluminum foil.
  • If setting, without Instant Pot, Let it sit in a warm place undisturbed for 8-10 hours or best overnight.

Instant Pot Method

  • Switch on the Instant pot. Add around 1 cup of water in the insert.
  • Put the pots inside the insert.
    Covering with Aluminium foil and keeping in in the insert in Instant Pot
  • Set the instant pot on yogurt mode for 8 hours.
    Setting the Instant Pot to yogurt mode for 8 hours
  • Close the lid and let the yogurt set.
  • After 8 hours, open the Instant Pot.
    Yogurt is ready in the instant pot
  • Remove the pots.
  • Check the video above on how beautifully it has set. This was right after I removed the yogurt pots from the Instant pot
    Sweetened Yogurt just out of the Instant Pot

Cooling in the fridge after the yogurt is set

  • Once set, refrigerate in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  • Garnish with saffron and pistachio if required.
  • Serve it chilled.

Notes

  • 1 Cup = 235 ml, 1 tbsp= 15 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml
  • One can use normal milk and reduce it instead of using Evaporated milk.
  • In that case, reduce it to half. It is always advisable to use full-fat milk to set yogurt, to set it nice and thick.
  • One can add Sugar instead of Jaggery.
  • Jaggery should never be added in hot milk as it will curdle the milk.
 
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