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Rabri-Indian milk dessert

Instant Rabri can also be made using condensed milk,
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: homemade rabri, rabri, rabri indian milk dessert
Servings: 4


  • 1 litre full fat milk
  • 2-3 tablespoon white sugar/castor sugar
  • 5-6 saffron strands soak in 2 tablespoon warm milk 2-3 hours prior to cooking(optional)
  • 1 tablespoon almonds diced
  • 1 tablespoon pistachios diced
  • 1 tablespoon cardamom powder
  • Pinch of cinnamon powder optional


  • Boil the milk on high flame.Let it simmer on a low flame.
  • Keep on scraping the bottom.
  • Add optional flavorings like cardamom/saffron
  • Once it has been reduced to ⅓ of original quantity,add sugar as per taste.
  • Add the diced pistachios and almonds
  • Turn off the hear,this will thicken as it cools off.
  • Serve hot or chilled depending on the weather.


Note: Use a heavy bottom steel vessel to reduce the milk.Scrape the milk on the sides while it reduces to ⅓rd of the volume.
Do not use non-stick pan for this recipe.
If your pan is not a thick bottom.milk mixture will stick at the bottom and burn.