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Mishti doi

Mishti Doi
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Alternative namesMeethi Dahi (Hindustani)
TypeDoi (yogurt)
Place of origin Bangladesh
Region or stateBengal region
Associated national cuisineIndia, Bangladesh
Main ingredientsMilk, doi (yogurt), sugar, jaggery
VariationsNabadwip-er lal doi, Bogurar doi

Mishti doi (Bengali: মিষ্টি দই) is a fermented sweet doi (yogurt) originating from Bengal.[1] It is made with milk and sugar/jaggery. It differs from the plain yogurt because of the technique of preparation.

Mishti doi is prepared by boiling milk until it is slightly thickened, sweetening it with sugar, either gura (brown sugar) or khejur gura (date molasses), and allowing the milk to ferment overnight. Earthenware is always used as the container for making mitha dahi because the gradual evaporation of water through its porous walls not only further thickens the yoghurt, but also produces the right temperature for the growth of the culture. Very often the yoghurt is delicately seasoned with a pinch of cardamom for fragrance. Baked yogurt is a similar preparation in the west.

Mishti Doi is a Bengali dessert.[2] Plain yoghurt is added to the sweetened milk and Jaggery gives the delicious taste. Mishti Doi can also be topped with crushed Almonds and Pistachios.[3]


  1. ^ Whyte, Mariam; Lin, Yong Jui (2010). Bangladesh. New York: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark. p. 144. ISBN 9780761444756.
  2. ^ Prasenjeet Kumar, Sonali Kumar. The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Desserts the Indian Way: #10 in the Cooking In ...
  3. ^ Ranveer Brar. "Mishti Doi – The Most Popular And Authentic Bengali Dessert".