Mishti doi is a popular dessert in Bengal and everyone at my place loves it. A few days back when I read about the Chocolate event at Jyoti's lovely blog, one line she wrote got stuck in my head. "What I am looking for is not cakes and cookies! I want you to go beyond that." Hmmm...I thought. And then an idea struck me when I was just about to hit the bed yesterday, why not try making chocolate yogurt. I've made mishti doi a quite a number of times. The process is simple and very excitedly I went to the kitchen and started preparing this dessert.
My hubby who was fast asleep by then, came to the kitchen and was like "are you mad" :-)I just gave him a smile and said "Chocolate Doi" and he went again to sleep.
This morning, the first thing I did was to see if this recipe was a success or not - and when I saw the yogurt, I was really thrilled.
This tasted simply great and for me anything with chocolate is always a hit :-) Make it, you'll believe it.
500 ml - low fat milk, 1.5% (this makes the yogurt slightly thin, use normal milk if you like thick yogurt)
1 1/2 tbsp - sugar (more or less)
40 grams - dark chocolate 70%, roughly broken
1 tbsp - plain yogurt
- Mix the milk and the sugar and bring it to a boil.
- Reduce the heat and simmer the milk for 7 minutes.
- Add the roughly broken chocolate pieces and, stirring continuously, cook the milk until the chocolate melts completely.
- Simmer the milk again for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and let it cool down to room temperature.
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C for 10 minutes and switch off.
- When the milk is still slightly warm ( if you insert your finger in the milk and can hold it without getting burnt to the count of 10), add the yogurt and whisk well.
- Pour the milk in the glass jars and cover them with aluminum foil.
- Place the jars on the oven tray and place the tray in the center of the pre-heated oven.
- I left the jars in the oven overnight and the yogurt was set by next morning.
A bite of this delicious chocolate yogurt, just for you :-)
I am being featured at Nithu's Kitchen today.
Sending this delicious Chocolate Yogurt to Let's Celebrate Sweets- Chocolate, event hosted by Jyoti and started by Nivedita.