Summer is the most awaited season of the year, for the fruit-lovers, specially who loves mango. Let me indulge you in a dessert that I made couple of days back. It’s called Mango Flavored Yogurt and 'Aam Doi' in Bengali, that is very famous dessert in Bengal during summer. It would have flavor of fresh mango and minimal effort to make at home with no guilty feelings of having extra calorie !! It’s so yummy that you will keep licking till you confirm nothing left in the spoon :)
I made 'Misti doi' (sweetened yogurt) several times in Bengali style. The Mango Flavored Yogurt is almost similar to that, only difference added is some tablespoons of Mango Pulp to add essence of Mango. It would make the normal sweetened yogurt more delicious. Mango is the summer-fruit and so it is the normal choice. If you don’t prefer the mango flavor, then you can try this recipe with any seasonal fruits. Outside India, we don't get good Alphonso Mangos, which is supposed to be the best mango, but its Pulp is easily available. If you get fresh Mango, you can try to with pulp extracted out of the mango. Just take some hung yogurt, mix with mango pulps and sweetened condensed milk and then bake it, that’s all.
Plain Yogurt : 2 cups / 500 gm / 17.6 Oz
Sweetened Condensed Milk - 1/2 can or 200 gm or 7 Oz or as per taste
Sweetened Mango Pulp - 5-6 tbsp
1. Take a cheese cloth, or a soft cotton cloth, pour the yogurt into it, tie the cloth loosely and hang the yogurt along with the cloth on the kitchen faucet / tap for 15 to 20 minutes or til most of the whey ( yogurt-water) has been drained. You can skip this stage by using Greek yogurt.
2. Take the yogurt out from the cloth, put it in a big bowl and add the sweetened condensed milk and the mango pulp. Mix all the ingredients nicely by using a spoon and check the sweetness. Pour the mixture into a oven proof dish. ( cup / bowl / pan )
3. Preheat the oven to 220 degree F or 104 degree C and place the rack on the top. Bake the yogurt for 30 minutes. Just check it if the top of the yogurt has set, and turn off oven. Cover the yogurt with foil and let it be there in the oven for another 4-5 hrs or overnight.
4. Then take it out and put it in the refrigerator for couple of hours, serve chilled.
Microwave Method :
It takes only 2 to 3 mins to set the yogurt. Check it in every minutes until done. When it is done, keep it in the refrigerator for couple of hours and serve.
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