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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 .
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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Served As: Lunch, Snacks
Recipe Cuisine Type: Desserts, North Indian
Recipe Taste: Sweet
Calories 252 kcal
Servings 4


  • 5 cup 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.

Recipe Notes

Use Whole milk for good creamy layer.
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Recipe Nutrition

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

Usashi Mandal
Usashi Mandal

Myself a homemaker. A busy mom and passionate about cooking

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