'Rabdi' is a very famous sweet in Northern India prepared from reduced milk. It is popular because of its rich, creamy texture and unrivaled flavor. People think that preparing 'Rabdi' is a very tedious job, which to some extent is true, but here I have a simple microwave recipe to beat the prolonged traditional method.
There are 2 ways of preparing it:
1. The traditional way:
Take the milk in a thick bottomed pan/ kadai and keep heating it till it remains half. Now keep stirring continuously till it remains 1/4 and also you need to layer the malai/crusty cream on the sides of the pan/kadai. Be careful that it doesn't burn or stick to the bottom else the smell and taste would change. Now add sugar to it as per your taste and heat for 2 minutes with stirring in between.
Also, you can microwave it after the milk remains half by heating on gas. Take this thickened milk in a very large microwavable dish to avoid spilling on heating. Microwave it for 10-12 minutes till it converts to 'thick malai rabdi'. Now add sugar and microwave for the next 2 minutes.
'Rabdi' is all set to use. You can refrigerate it for better taste. Also, you could add cardamom powder and dry fruits as per your wish.
Preparation Time: 2 minutes
Cooking Time: 6-8 minutes
Take 1 and a half cup full cream milk powder and 1 cup milk. Mix them well and microwave (6-8 minutes) with stirring at every 1 minute, till you get the desired consistency. Don't forget to use a big microwavable bowl/dish to avoid spilling. At last add sugar and microwave for the next 1 minute. Refrigerate and top it with almonds, pistachios and cardamom powder. Rabdi is ready in just 10 minutes; isn't that easy??