Steamed Yogurt Saffron Cheesecake Recipe (Bapa Doi)

Steamed-Yogurt-Saffron-Cheesecake-Recipe-Bapa Doi

A cheesecake is known to be soft and sweet at the same time, making it a delicious dessert. Unfortunately not everyone can it eat as it can be high in calories and too sweet.

Luckily, here is a steamed yogurt saffron cheesecake or also known as Bhapa Doi. An elegant and tasty Indian dessert made with yogurt, condensed milk and saffron strands. The recipe hails originally from Bengal, and is known to be much healthier than the regular cheesecake, for it is steamed with no flour, has no baking soda, no baking powder, no eggs, no butter and no oil.

Its Vegan friendly and suitable as a Navratri fasting dish too.


  • Hung curd of 1 liter Fresh curd
  • 200 ml Condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Saffron strands 1 pinch
  • Cardamom powder 1/4 spoon


  1. Whisk Hung curd, condensed milk, saffron and milk to smooth paste
  2. Add cardamom
  3. Mix well
  4. Grease mould with butter
  5. Pour the cream in it
  6. Cover with Aluminum foil
  7. Steam for 15/20 mins till done
  8. Cool & Demould in serving plate
  9. It can be served Hot or cold. To serve it cold, keep in fridge for cooling.
  10. Sprinkle few saffron strands and chopped dry fruits
  11. Serve chilled