Pear Rabdi

Pear Rabdi2


Rabdi is a traditional milk based dessert, milk is thickened by evaporating in low-flame and then sweetened by adding sugar. It is further flavoured with rose water OR Cardamom.

Here I used bread crumbs to thicken it instead of boiling the milk.

Yields-2-3 servings
Preparation time-5 minutes
Cooking time-15 minutes


  • Semi Skimmed Milk- 3 cups
  • Grated pear-from 2 pears
  • Honey/maple syrup-2-3 tbsp (adjust as per the taste)
  • Bread slices-1
  • Saffron strands-a generous pinch
  • Ground Cardamom – 1/2 tsp
  • Chopped nuts- a handful (Almonds, Pistachio)


  • Trim the edges of the bread and crush it in the blender/processor.
  • Boil milk in a thick bottomed pan on a medium flame.
  • Once milk reaches its boiling point reduce the flame and simmer for 8-10 minutes, add bread crumbs, grated pear and continue to cook stirring continuously and scraping the sides of the pan until thickens.
  • Add saffron strands, cardamom powder, chopped pistachio, almonds- give it a stir.
  • Turn off the flame.

Pear Rabdi3

Serve hot/chilled.


  • Since I used semi skimmed milk used bread for thickening.
  • Bread can be substituted with Milk powder.
  • And if using full fat milk you can skip bread.
  • If milk boiled for long to make it half then Bread can be skipped.
  • Apple can also be used in place of Pear

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on May 6, 2015, in Dessert, Indian, International, Sweets and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.

  1. Absolutely mouth watering Chitra πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Very interesting!! Sounds like a good dessert to try!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. This looks delicious! Thank you for posting all the ideas for substitution. That really helps.


  4. This beats the standard ice-cream concoctions we mostly get in restaurants now πŸ™‚


  5. Mr. Militant Negro

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negroβ„’.


  6. This is awesome!!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. This sounds interesting. Cooling and refreshing… and (at least to me) very different. Hugs!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Reblogged this on poroshanko and commented:
    Looks good. I want to know if it tastes good too. PLZ, tell me.


  9. What a unique and delicious dessert! Looking forward to trying it πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

Please leave your comments

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: