Strawberry Milk Dessert (Strawberry Rabadi)

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Milk and milk products are widely used in Indian cooking. Milk-based desserts and sweets are especially popular all over India, especially during Diwali. In India, milk is traditionally made into five different products: yogurt (dahi), clarified butter (ghee), Indian cheese (chenna or paneer), thickened milk sauce (rabadi), and milk fudge (khoya). Milk is also drunk as a beverage, but it is usually served warm and sweetened with sugar or honey.


  • 12 cups homogenized milk
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup strawberry purée
  • 1 cup strawberries, chopped


  1. Place the milk in a heavy-bottomed pan and slowly bring to boil. Reduce heat and cook for about 20 minutes, stirring constantly. Continue to heat the milk, stirring every 5 minutes, until the milk is reduced in half to about 6 cups and has the consistency of thick cream. This should take about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Remove from heat, add sugar and stir until dissolved. Add the strawberry purée and chopped strawberries.
  2. Allow to cool and then serve in shallow dishes, garnished with a few strawberry slices.