Rabri | Sweet Rabdi Recipe

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A creamy and very rich thickened milk dessert which tastes heavenly when served chilled.

Rabri is a sweet, thickened milk based sweet dish in which the milk is cooked on low heat for a long time until it becomes thick and changes color to pale. Sugar, saffron, and nuts are added to it to give extra flavors. Rabri is the main ingredient in several desserts such as Ras Malai and Shahi Tukda.

I made rabri or rabdi recipe from a cookbook and served it as a topping for shahi tukda. This is one decadent and rich dessert and can be served to guests in the get-together and parties as well. Always try to make rabri a day ahead if you are planning to serve it in a party as it takes a little more time and hand efforts.

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Rabri Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

A creamy and very rich thickened milk dessert which tastes heavenly when served chilled.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian
Servings: 4 People
Author: Sapana Behl
  • 1- liter full-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 green cardamom crushed
  • few saffron strands
  • few almonds sliced
  • few pistachios sliced
  • silver varak, optional
  1. Add saffron strands in 2 tablespoons of warm milk and set it aside.
  2. Take a heat a heavy bottom pan and boil milk in it. Stir it with a slotted spatula. Add crushed cardamom in it.
  3. Cook it slowly with frequent stirring till it started thickening.Now add saffron milk and pistachios.
  4. Add sugar to it and mix well.Cook again for 5 minutes more.
  5. Remove from heat and cool it.
  6. Garnish with silver varak pistachios and almonds and serve chilled.

Recipe Notes

Keep the flame on low and do stir continuously once it started thickening.

Store leftovers in the refrigerator.


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4 comments on “Rabri | Sweet Rabdi Recipe”

  1. Pavani N says:

    What a rich and creamy dessert. Looks amazing.

  2. Srivalli says:

    Looks so creamy and nice Sapana!

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