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Rabri / Rabdi Recipe

Rabdi (रबड़ी) or Rabri  is a popular north Indian dessert made out of milk. It does not require a long list of ingredients to make Rabri, but it simply tastes divine and out of this world. I have sweet memories of this sweet, as its one of my favourite sweet. I have grown seeing my mum make rabdi at home numerous times, and this was one popular dessert at our home anytime a guest used to come for a meal.

Rabri Recipe - Rabdi Recipe | Your Food Fantasy

Rabri Recipe – Rabdi Recipe | Your Food Fantasy

So the question arises “How to make Rabdi?”

Good thing about preparing Rabdi is that it is an easy recipe, but problem lies in the attention to detail and there is no shortcut. Recipe as I said is simple, which primarily comprises of evaporating milk in a wide mouth pan / kadai and collecting the fat till the milk reduces to one fifth of original quantity.

Rabri Recipe | Rabdi An Indian Dessert | YourFoodFantasy.com

Rabri Recipe | Rabdi An Indian Dessert | YourFoodFantasy.com

As rabdi is thickened sweet milk with layers of cream or milk, it is also referred sometimes as “Lacchedar Rabdi”. It can be flavoured with Cadamom powder, Saffron, Kevda Water as well as dry fruits like pistachio and cashews can be added too.

You can have Rabri as hot or chilled cold, I prefer it cold. If you want to try out Rabdi Falooda (an amazing dessert), you need to make Rabdi for that first.

If you have sweet tooth, you may like to try these perfect soft and round Gulab Jamuns, or Kala Jamuns, or Rasmalai (from the family of rabdi, as it has some similarity in taste).

Let me now give a detailed recipe of how to make Rabri easily at home.

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Rabri | Rabdi Recipe

Rabri aka Rabdi is thickened milk topped with cardamom powder, and kewra water making a delicious dessert, best enjoyed cold.
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5 Portions
Calories 60 kcal


  • 1.5 Litre Full Fat Milk
  • 6 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1/3 Teaspoon Cardamom Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Kewda Water


  • Take a heavy bottom pan Kadhai and heat on medium heat.
    Boiling Milk for Rabri
  • Add milk to it and let it boil. Once the first boil comes, start collecting the top layer cream(malai) on sides of pan with the help of fork.
    Rabri Recipe | Indian Dessert Recipe
  • Repeat the above process until milk reduces to 1/4th. Scrape all the malai from sides into the reduced milk in centre.
  • Add sugar, cardamom powder and kewra water to it and mix well. Switch off the heat and add chopped pistachios.
    Rabri recipe | Traditional Indian dessert recipe
  • Cool it in fridge and serve cold. Enjoy..


  • You can skip using sugar and can add condensed milk.
  • You can adjust the further cooking depending upon the desired consistency.


Nutrition Facts
Rabri | Rabdi Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 60 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 21mg1%
Potassium 50mg1%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 1mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword gluten free, Rabdi
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Next time you have a guest coming, impress them by this traditional Rabri. It is a no fail recipe and surely your guests will love it.


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