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 is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

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

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