Chenna Mango Rabdi

This is a simple, easy to make, healthy and and a delicious dessert. I have followed Tarla Dalal recipe.

Chenna, made at home by curdling full-fat milk, is thickened and sweetened to make a delicious Chenna Rabdi. I have added some mangoes to make it more interesting and healthy.

I made this for the first time today and am totally happy and impressed with the result:)


Full cream milk – 1 lt

Sugar – 1/2 cup

Citric acid crystals – 1/4th tsp

Cornflour – 3 – 31/2 tsps

Saffron ( kesar) – a big pinch

Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp

Chopped mangoes – 2 cups

Almond flakes – 1/4th cup


Mix cornflour with 3 tbsps milk and keep it aside.

Soak saffron in little warm milk.

Heat rest of the milk in a heavy bottom pan.

When it starts boiling, add 1/2 cup sugar and mix well.

On a medium flame, boil the milk till its reduced to half. Keep stirring occasionally.

When it reduced to half, dissolve the citric acid crystals in little water and add to the milk. Mix well and cook for few mins till the milk curdles completely.

Now add the cornflour slurry to the curdled milk and cook for 2-3 mins.

Take it off the gas and add the saffron and cardamom powder.

Mix well. Cool for sometime and keep it in the fridge to chill.

Before serving , mix the chopped mangoes well.

Garnish with almond flakes or pista and serve immediately:)