Baked yogurt marries mango


Baked yogurt is not new to the Indian form of cooking – bhappa doi – steamed cardamom flavoured yogurt is a must in Bengali weddings. Its s cooled pot of pudding, that is dense and light and a little tart in flavour and has a great creamy texture. Its a rather simple combination of milk, hung yogurt and condensed milk.

With mangoes in season, i have realised that this king of fruit is not used enough in making desserts. The most common dessert made with ripe mangoes is aamras, pulped juicy fleshy mangoes mixed through with a splash of milk. 

So why not marry the 2 Indian sweet treats, bhapa doi + aamras. you could call the result baked mango yogurt. I had thought i would have to make many tweeps before it would turn out just right, but was first time lucky.

This dessert is also special because it does not have any added sugar. We are using the natural sugars from really ripe mangos to do the job



1 cup fresh mango puree
1 cup unsweetened condensed milk
1 cup hung yogurt

  1. Whisk together all the 3 ingredients in a bowl. The mixture should be of dropping consistency and coat the back of a spoon.
  2. Pour the ingredients into your favourite ramekins.
  3. Prepare a tray with water sufficient to half  immerse the ramekins.
  4. Bake in the oven at 180 degree C for 25-30 minutes or till a toothpick comes out clean. Be careful with the time because if the yogurt bakes longer the top gets a caramelised spot of colour. It still remains delicious, but for the sake of golden unspoilt colour, keep a close watch.
  5. Serve cold.



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