Rabdi/ Rabri/ Rabadi/ Indian Sweetened Condensed Milk/ Milk Pudding




Rabdi is a North Indian sweet made by using whole milk and sugar. It is basically thickened milk and has cream (or) malai in it. It can be called as Indian condensed milk flavored with green cardamom, choice of nuts and saffron. Preparation of Rabdi is simple but it's time consuming. Today, I made, the traditional way which has chunks of milk solids, its thick , creamy and delicious. Make sure to use heavy bottom pan to avoid burning at the bottom and whole milk is a must.  




To make this recipe, you'll need : 

Whole milk/ Full cream milk
1 Litre
Sugar
1/4th cup (or) to taste
Green cardamom powder
2 pinches
Choice of mixed nuts (chopped)
2 Tablespoons
Saffron ( I did’nt use)
Few strands


Method : 



1. Add the whole milk to the sauce pan and let it come to a boil. Once it starts boiling, simmer the flame and continue to boil and cook slowly.
2. When the cream layer appears, shift it towards the edge of the pan and continue to cook the milk further. Repeat this process until the milk turns thick and it reduces to 1/4th of its original volume. 
3. Now, add the sugar, cardamom powder and your choice of chopped nuts and continue to cook for the sugar to dissolve completely. (you can add the nuts later too)
4. Scrape the cream from the sides of the sauce pan and mix well into the thickened milk.
5. Remove from fire and let it cool completely. 
6. Serve chilled..


                                                 Pictorial



Add the whole milk to the sauce pan and let it come to a boil.



Once it starts boiling, simmer the flame and continue to boil and cook slowly.



When the cream layer appears, shift it towards the edge of the pan and continue to cook the milk further. Repeat this process until the milk turns thick and it reduces to 1/4th of its original volume. 



                         
                               Add sugar to the reduced milk.




 Add cardamom powder and continue to cook for the sugar to                                             dissolve completely. 
You can add chopped nuts now or later. 




Scrape the cream from the sides of the sauce pan and mix well into the thickened milk.
Remove from fire and let it cool completely. Add nuts to the Rabdi and serve chilled.





Enjoy!! 

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