Thursday 9 May 2024

Easy Mango Bhapa Doi -Bengali Baked Yogurt

What is Bhapa Doi?

Mango Bhapa Doi is a heavenly dessert that hails from the culinary treasure trove of Bengal, India. This delightful treat combines the richness of yogurt with the tropical sweetness of mangoes, creating a harmonious symphony of flavour's.

Origins and Tradition

Bhapa Doi, which translates to "steamed yogurt," has been a traditional Bengali dessert for generations. Its roots trace back to rural Bengal, where simple ingredients were transformed into exquisite delights. Over time, variations emerged, including the beloved Mango Bhapa Doi, adding a seasonal twist to this timeless classic.

The Essence of Mango

One cannot discuss Mango Bhapa Doi without highlighting the star ingredient: mangoes. Known as the king of fruits, mangoes lend their vibrant colour and luscious sweetness to this dessert. Whether pureed or diced, mangoes infuse every spoonful of Bhapa Doi with their irresistible flavour, elevating it to a new level of indulgence.

What type of mango is best for this recipe?

I highly recommend the Kesar mango or Alphonso but any mango that is available to you will work equally well

How to make Bhapa Doi?

Creating Mango Bhapa Doi is an easy and simple recipe to create with three main ingredients only.. Fresh yogurt is blended with condensed milk, and mango puree, creating a creamy base. This mixture is then delicately seasoned with ground cardamom and saffron milk and steamed, allowing the flavours to meld together while retaining the dessert's silky texture. The result? A decadent treat that melts in your mouth with each spoonful.

Individual portions or one larger bowl?

The Bhapa Doi can be made in individual portions, or one large bowl . there is no right or wrong way however just make sure the bowl used is heat proof and will withstand being placed in the steamer.

What type of yoghurt is best for Bhapa Doi?

Personally I recommend full fat thick and creamy Greek yoghurt. The authentic Bhapa Doi is make with hung Curd also known as strained yoghurt where water is drained from the yogurt  by placing it in a muslin cloth and allowing the water to drain out.. Full cream yoghurt works best for this recipe.

Variations and Innovations

While the traditional recipe remains cherished, modern twists on Mango Bhapa Doi have emerged. Some incorporate cardamom for an aromatic touch, while others add nuts or saffron for added decadence. Vegan versions swap dairy for coconut milk, catering to diverse dietary preferences without compromising on taste.

Can I make Bhapa Doi with vegan yoghurt?

Although you can make Bhapa Doi with vegan yoghurt, you will get the taste but the texture will be compromised.

Serving and Enjoyment

Mango Bhapa Doi is best enjoyed chilled, garnished with slivers of almonds, pistachio and fruit.  Its creamy texture and tropical flavour make it the perfect finale to any meal or a refreshing treat on a hot summer day. Whether served in elegant bowls or humble earthenware, each spoonful is a reminder of Bengal's culinary expertise.


In the world of desserts, Mango Bhapa Doi stands out as a testament to Bengal's rich culinary heritage. Its simple yet exquisite flavours capture the essence of the region, making it a beloved treat for all occasions. Whether you're savouring a traditional recipe or exploring innovative variations, Mango Bhapa Doi is sure to tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more.

 There are many sweet dishes from around the world made with yoghurt. Why not check out this, Coconut shrikand with strawberries and Srikand


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  1. This sounds so easy to make, while I am not a fan of mango. My daughter and parents love it. This would be a great dish to make and serve

  2. oh my oh my...This looks soooooo sooo good...I can't wait to make it. I never had bengali cuisine. I am literally drooling.

  3. This is delicious! I love the sweetness and warmth of flavors combined with the creamy baked yogurt.

  4. Kimberley Asante9 May 2024 at 21:33

    Thank you for sharing this delightful Mango Bhapa Doi recipe, it truly captures the essence of Bengali cuisine with a refreshing twist! Your step-by-step guide makes it so accessible, even for a novice cook like me—can’t wait to try it out this weekend!

  5. Nayna, your Mango Bhapa Doi recipe is simply divine! I appreciate the cultural insights and tips for making this traditional Bengali dessert. The combination of yogurt and mangoes sounds heavenly, and your step-by-step instructions make it seem so easy to recreate at home. Can't wait to give this a try and share my feedback with you!

  6. Wow, this Mango Bhapa Doi sounds so incredible! I love so many Indian dishes thanks to the delicious mango used.

  7. Wow, this sounds like the perfect dish! Filling AND delicious - the whole package!

  8. I can't wait to treat my family to this heavenly Bengali delight, especially with mango season in full swing.

  9. I have not heard of this food before, but I love some good, chilled treats for the summer. Thank you for sharing.

  10. WOW, this sounds like a perfect summer dish. As someone who enjoy Mango's I think I would like the Mango Bhapa Doi. Looks easy to prepare also.

  11. I love mango flavoured things, but don't think I've ever had it as yoghurt before. Looks like such a fresh and summery dish x

  12. What a beautiful looking dessert! This would be great for when I have a party.

  13. What a colorful and delicious dish! I've never had this before but I love mango so I would love to try it ^_^

  14. I love how this dessert combines the rich creaminess of yogurt with the vibrant flavor of mangoes. It's fascinating to learn about the origins of Bhapa Doi and how it has evolved over generations in Bengal. Definitely adding this heavenly treat to my must-try dessert list!

  15. I've never heard of this before, but it sounds wonderful. I'll add this to my recipe book.

  16. I've never heard of this before, but it sounds wonderful. I'll add this to my recipe book.

  17. Only a few ingredients and short prep time. Sounds like a winner to me!

  18. OMG! I have had before in a restaurant! Mango Bhapa Doi is a delightful dessert that truly reflects Bengal's culinary tradition. Its creamy texture and sweet, tangy taste make it a perfect treat for any occasion. Whether you're a fan of the classic recipe or prefer to try new variations, one thing is for sure - Mango Bhapa Doi never fails to impress. It's definitely one of my favourite desserts!

  19. This sounds lovely. I really love mangos and this seems right up my alley. I have never tried Kesar mango before though, so that's going to be interesting.

  20. I had never tried this or heard of this recipe before but it looks incredible plus it is so pretty too!


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