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Rabdi is a popular North Indian sweet dish made of milk. This rich dessert is made by heating sweetened milk until it reduced to half.
Layers of cream begin to form and kept on one side of the vessel. Nuts, sugar and flavored ingredients are added to it to give it flavor.
Chilled rabdi is a super tasty dessert, relished by several parts of India in festivals or occasions .
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Served AsLunch, Snacks
Recipe Taste Sweet
Servings 4


  • 5 cup Whole Milk
  • 4 tbsp Sugar + more if needed
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp rose water or kewra water
  • 2 tbsp Pistachio sliced


  • In a thick bottom pan add 5 cups of milk. Heat milk and when it starts to form a layer of cream on top turn on to medium heat.
  • With a spatula move the cream layer and stick it to the side of the pan.
  • Keep on collecting cream layer on the side of the pan and stirring occasionally the milk to prevent burnt from bottom.
  • After the milk reduce to half add sugar and cardamom powder. Keep collecting cream layers on the side of the pan.
  • When milk reduce 1/4 quantity of original milk, scrape all the layers from the side of the pan and mix it to the milk. Add rose water.
  • Serve chilled with chopped pistachios on top.


Use Whole milk for good creamy layer.

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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 252 kcal | Carbohydrates: 28 g | Protein: 11 g | Fat: 12 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 37 mg | Sodium: 116 mg | Potassium: 502 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 27 g | Vitamin A: 510 IU | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 381 mg | Iron: 1 mg

Usashi Mandal
Usashi Mandal

Myself a homemaker. A busy mom and passionate about cooking

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