Monday, 6 April 2009

Shahi Rabdi ~ 100th Post

shahi rabdi

Hurray! I have finally reached my 100th post. Its a benchmark that deserves a celebration. Thank you to all my readers and my blogger friends for taking interest in my blog, for your encouraging comments, Emails and feedback.

Shahi Rabdi is a rich dessert prepared from full fat milk and is flavoured with saffron strands and dry fruits. Rabdi can be prepared from minimum ingredients available in your house, but the most essential quality required to prepare this dish is patience. I have come across many shortcut recipes and have tried them as well but nothing taste better than authentic and traditional method of preparing it.Rabdi is one such dish which can be relished alone as well in combination with other desserts like Malpua with Rabdi, Shahi Tukda with Rabdi, Gajar Ka Halwa with Rabdi and so on....

1 Litre Full Fat Milk
1/2 Cup of Sugar / Condensed Milk
2 Tablespoon of Elaichi powder / Cardamom powder
2 Tablespoon of Chopped Almonds
2 Tablespoon of Chopped Pistachio
1 Tablespoon of Rose water
1 Silver Sheet / Silver Varakh (Optional)
1 Tablespoon of Ghee

1. Coat the non stick pan with ghee, and allow to heat the ghee. Add milk to the pan, and keep stirring the milk continuously.
2. Boil the milk by stirring it and reduce to half of its original volume. Add sugar / condensed milk, elaichi powder.
3. Its is important to stir the milk and avoid the milk sticking to the bottom of the pan. Scrape the sides of the pan as well since all the rich malai / cream is gets coated on the side of the pan.
4. Cook till the milk becomes thick, creamy and reduces to 1/4th of its original volume.
5. Add almonds, drops of rose water and few saffron strands and allow it to cool. Place it in the refrigerator. Once chilled it will become more thick.
6. Before serving garnish it with chopped pistachios, saffron strands and silver sheet if using.


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Asha 6 April 2009 at 13:51  

Happt 100th post Purva, enjoy blogging! Rabdi looks absolutely delicious! :)

Chandani 6 April 2009 at 13:51  

hey purva, congratulations on your 100th post and wish you many such milestones!! and what better way to celebrate than with this delicious shahi rabdi!!

Yasmeen 6 April 2009 at 13:58  

Happy 100!mmmm..the rabdi looks lajawaab:)

Vikis Kitchen 6 April 2009 at 14:06  

Happy 100th post dear. Shahi Rabdi looks yummy. Nice job done.

lubnakarim06 6 April 2009 at 14:09  

Wow happy milestone dear......Congratulations and keep the yummy post rolling on...

lubnakarim06 6 April 2009 at 14:09  

Shahi Rabdi looks yum....

Shama Nagarajan 6 April 2009 at 14:13  

congrats dear....delicious recipe

Gita Jaishankar 6 April 2009 at 14:44  

Congrats on your 100th post dear :) The shahi rabdi looks so yummy, its almost similar to our basundi, I should try out your dish soon!

Anonymous,  6 April 2009 at 14:51  

Happy 100 th post Purva...thats a journey worth to say..and yes,Rabdi is a best way to celebrate...Yummy..
Wish you many 100 s..

Khaugiri 6 April 2009 at 15:13  

gratulations Purva!!!!! Waiting to see ur 10000000000000th Post. Allthe very best!

Deepthi Shankar 6 April 2009 at 15:14  

congrats purva on yr 100th post .. shahi rabdi looks royal & delicious

Suparna 6 April 2009 at 15:17  

Hi Purva,
Happy 100th post! :) wish you lots of success and many more milestones to be reached! U've been a wonderful cook and excellent presenter of awsome recipes :) lovely snaps too.
What better than heavenly luxurious rabdi to mark the celebration :) enjoy!
God bless and continue the good work that ur're doing sweetie :)

peteformation 6 April 2009 at 15:20  

Congrats on your 100th post. Yummy safron and milk combination in the shahi rabdi

Priya Suresh 6 April 2009 at 15:42  

Congrats purva for ur 100th post, thats a delicious way to celebrate ur 100th post..Keep on rocking:)

Gopi Shah 6 April 2009 at 16:49  

Congratulations and wish you many more such milestones!! Shahi rabdi is the perfect way to celebrate.

Jaishree Iyer 6 April 2009 at 17:00  

Hi Purva,
congratulations on your 100th post:). Shahi rabdi is the perfect way to celebrate.Looks yum & delicious...

Cham 6 April 2009 at 18:16  

Congrats on ur century and delicous sweet to celebrate!

Ashwini 6 April 2009 at 19:33  

Congratulations Purva on your 100th post..Rabdi looks delicious..

Unknown 6 April 2009 at 19:37  

Great dessert to celebrate the milestone! Congrats!!

Uma 6 April 2009 at 21:38  

Congrats on the century Purva! Wish you many more! Rabdi is a great way to celebrate. Looks gorgeous and yum.

Vani 6 April 2009 at 22:01  

COngrats, Purva! The shahi rabdi looks shahi indeed :)

Ramya Vijaykumar 7 April 2009 at 00:00  

Congrats on your 100th post Purva, the rabdi indeed look scrumptous...

Gopi Shah 7 April 2009 at 02:04  

Hey Purva, Check out my blog, an award is waiting for you!

Varsha Vipins 7 April 2009 at 02:47  

Congrats Purva..Perfect dessert to celebrate the ocassion dear..:)

Unknown 7 April 2009 at 04:22  

congrats dear wish you will reach many more like this.rabadi looks so delicious enjoy bloging

Sanghi 7 April 2009 at 04:28  

Congats Purva! Delicious shahi rabdi!

Unknown 7 April 2009 at 06:34  

Congratulations! The first century's always the best :)

vandana rajesh 7 April 2009 at 09:23  

Congrats Purva on your 100th post!!

Unknown 7 April 2009 at 09:32  

congrats on your 100th post..shahi rabdi looks so inviting..

Premyscakes 7 April 2009 at 15:28  

Congrats on your 100th post purva.
Rabdi looks awesome and mouthwatering.

ARUNA 7 April 2009 at 16:14  

Hi Purva, congrats on ur 100th post....and i guess this sweet is perfect for a celebration :)

Pavithra Kodical 8 April 2009 at 00:51  

Congrats on your 100'th post Purva :) mouthwatering and yummy dessert.

mona 8 April 2009 at 03:23  

Looks so good, Congratulations!

Indhu 8 April 2009 at 03:39  

Congrats Purva :)
love this dish :)

chef and her kitchen 8 April 2009 at 06:31  

Happy 100 th post purva...the rabdi looks mouth watering!!!

Sukanya Yogesh 8 April 2009 at 07:48  

Congratulations on your 100th post. Its a milestone achievement. You deserve all the awards. The rabdi looks so perfect and mouthwateringly thick and yummy...truly shahi...what a shahi way to celebrate your 100th post.

Sonal 8 April 2009 at 11:18  

Congratulations Purva for your 100th post and wish you many such milestones.
Was planning to make Rabdi from quite sometimme..but..lazy me ;)
again your post inspired me to try the one :D.

Bhawna 8 April 2009 at 16:29  

Hi Purva,
Congratulations purva on ur milestone...100 good recipes wow!!
Rabdi looks and i'm sure tastes delicious. Nice post for the occasion.

Unknown 9 April 2009 at 15:03  

Congratulations on your 100th post. The rabdi looks great.

Mahimaa's kitchen 9 April 2009 at 19:16  

wow.. great. congrats!! rabdi looks fabulous.

Unknown 10 April 2009 at 15:46  

wow 100th post!Rabdi looks so goooooooood.Nice profile pic too.

vidhas 11 April 2009 at 08:06  

Congrats on your 100th post Purva.Rabdi looks yummy and inviting.


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