28 April 2014

Rabdi | Rabri | Milk-based Indian dessert

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Classic Indian dessert made using thickened milk,cardamom and nuts.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Serves: 2
  1. Full fat milk- 1 ltr
  2. Sugar-1.5 to 2 tbsp( or according to taste)
  3. Cardamom powder- 1/4 tsp
  4. Almonds,sliced- 2 to 3 tsp
  5. Saffron strands -to garnish( optional)
  • In a heavy bottomed pan /non stick pan,bring milk to a boil over medium flame.
  • Reduce the flame to low.When a layer of cream/malai appears on the surface,gently move it to the sides of the pan using a spoon.Stir the milk gently every 3 to 4 minutes to avoid sticking to the bottom of the pan.

  • Keep collecting the cream/malai until milk is reduced to almost 1/3 rd of its original quantity.
  • Now add sugar,boil for about 10 minutes.

  • Add cardamom powder and almonds,mix well until combined.Garnish with saffron strands and serve chilled.
    • Rabdi can be also served with Jalebi, Shahi tukda or can be used to make Banarasi Lassi.
    • Adjust the quantity of sugar according to your taste.


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