Sunday, October 17, 2010

Indian Yogurt Dessert Recipes

Yogurt features heavily in both sweet and savory Indian recipes because it is healthy, tasty, and versatile. This live ingredient contains millions of bacteria, which aid your digestive system, and it is also high in calcium. It digests more easily than other dairy products so it is a good alternative for anyone who is lactose intolerant. Kids tend to love it as much as adults do.

Of course, this ingredient can be enjoyed by itself and there are lots of different flavors. A plain variety can be used to thicken savory dishes like curries. It can also be served as a side dish with spicy Mexican food or another chili-packed cuisine. It makes a healthy alternative to cream or ice cream in sweet recipes, especially if you choose the plain version rather than a sweetened flavor.

An Indian Dessert with Nuts and Saffron

One of the best Indian dessert recipes is called Shrikhand and this is best made with full cream milk yogurt. You can use a low fat one if you want to though. Leave out the nuts if you do not like them.

You can get Kewra essence from Indian grocery stores. The saffron used in the following dessert recipe gives it color and a gourmet taste and the cardamom adds a hint of spice. This would be a wonderful dish to serve after any type of entree.

What you will need:

2 lbs yogurt
1 teaspoon cardamom powder
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup thinly sliced green pistachios
2 teaspoons Kewra essence
2 teaspoons warm milk
1 pinch saffron strands

How to make it:

Put the yogurt in clean cheesecloth or muslin and let the whey drain off for a few hours. Combine the milk with the saffron and let it stand for a minute. Combine everything in a bowl and stir well, until the sugar is blended. Chill the dessert for an hour before serving.

A Bengali Recipe

Another easy Indian dessert is called Mishti Doi and this is from Bengal, East India. People from Bengal love sweet foods and this is one of their best known recipes.

This treat is easy to make and you simply need to combine yogurt, milk, and caramelized sugar, but it does taste wonderful and is well worth making.

What you will need:

3 1/2 tablespoons plain yogurt
1 quart whole milk
1/2 lb white sugar

How to make it:

Bring the milk to a boil and keep cooking it until it reduces by half, stirring it often so it does not burn. Let it cool to lukewarm. Add the sugar to another pan and heat it over a low flame until it is browned. Take it off the heat. Pour the reduced milk into the caramelized sugar and stir well.

Add the yogurt and stir again, then transfer the mixture to an earthenware pot or something similar and leave it somewhere dark to set for a few hours before serving.

There are lots of different Mexican recipes you can make if you have a sweet tooth. You will find that Mexican dessert recipes combine mouthwatering ingredients like chocolate, fruit, cinnamon, cream and more and they tend to be simple to put together. The Sweet Side of Mexican Food

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