Apple Rabdi

I was looking at the dessert section of my site sometime back. I realized I have not been working much on the Indian dessert area which is ironic considering the fact that I eat some or the other Indian dessert every second day. So now I am making a move to the other side of the table and intend to stay there until the consumers in my household plead me to stop 😛 Now from the other side of the table the first thing I want to put on fire is apples. I have never been a fan of fruits especially apples. And if I can “dessertify” them then nothing like it. So I am adapting the recipe from my fav chef Sanjeev Kapoor site. The only addition I have done is to add condensed milk and a Kesar Milk Masala powder which I got from Roopak stores, Karol Bagh, New Delhi. This coarsely powdered masala is a rich combination of pistachios, almonds, saffron, green cardamom powder and milk solids. This renders a strong flavor to the rabdo. You can the flavored milks masala of any other brand or create your own using the ingredients listed above. I intend to do a post on this sometime when my bottle finishes out.

Serves: 8

Cooking Time: 45 Mins


Apples, 3 Medium sized
Kesar Milk Masala, 2 tbsp
Sweet Condensed milk, 3 tbsp
Sugar 4 tbsp
Milk 1 litre
Cardamom powder 1/4 tsp
Almonds, blanched and chopped 8-10
Pistachios, blanched and chopped 8-10


  • In a thick bottomed vessel or wok pour milk and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let it simmer, stirring once in a while.
  • When the milk reduced to half its quantity, add sugar and mix.
  • Peel and grate the apples. Add it to the milk. Add cardamom powder, condensed milk and kesar milk masala. If not using Kesar milk masala, then take out a table spoon or two of the hot milk in a bowl. Add a pinch of saffron to it.
  • Cook for another 10-15 minutes till the mixture has a very thick consistency. Turn off the heat. (Add saffron mixed with milk in the step above). Set aside to cool.
  • Pour this mixture in a serving bowl. Garnish with chopped almonds and pistachios. Serve hot or cold.
Apple Rabdi

Apple Rabdi


Apple Rabdi

Apple Rabdi


Apple Rabdi

Apple Rabdi


Apple Rabdi

Apple Rabdi

Sending this to events Anyone Can cook: series 34 hosted at Taste of Pearl City, Diwali – Festival of Lights Event hosted at Anu’s Healthy Kitchen, Diwali Special – Sweets and Savories hosted at Tickling Palates, ABC Series Begins – A for Apple hosted at Ramya’s recipes. I want to thank all these wonderful bloggers for putting their time and efforts in hosting such events. It motivates people like me to stay active in the kitchen 🙂


25 Responses to “Apple Rabdi”
  1. deeksha says:

    Apple rabdi looks fabulous. Tempting clicks.

  2. Ramya Rajesh says:

    lovely recipe and nice clicks. would you like to link it with my apple event?

  3. Radhika Subramanian says:

    Thank you so much for linking it to the event. The clicks are so yummm.

  4. Premalatha says:

    wow delicious recipe,luks yum…Presentation is very nice…

  5. Nandini says:

    That looks so yummy! It must be very aromatic!

  6. Sangeeta khanna says:

    Nice rabdi !!!
    I pick up something or the other from roopak stores too whenever i am visiting karol bagh…but my definite stop is the roshan di kulfi for a quick slurp 🙂
    Are you based in delhi ?

  7. Now Serving says:

    Hi Sharada, Thanks for stopping by and catching up 🙂 Just liked your site on FB! The apple Rabdi looks truly delicious! And I love the curly peel for the pictures- super touch! 

  8. Priya says:

    Wow rabdi looks super delicious and rich..

  9. Rinkuskitchentreats says:

    Rabdi looks so yumm..would love to taste it.

  10. Sadhana says:

    Looks super delicious, very well presented.

  11. Neha Animesh says:

    It sure looks mouthwatering:) Yummmmm!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking it:)

  12. US Masala says:

    This is a really creative dessert recipe . The rabri is looking so delightful, a perfect and healthy way to eat n enjoy the goodness of apples.I wanna make this rightaway!

  13. Ramya Rajesh says:

    thanks for linking to my event…please link  back to my event announcement and add the logo

  14. Nayana Donga says:

    my first time here…you have an awesome recipies here…lovely blog…

  15. Raks says:

    This is very unique,sounds very nice!

  16. Kalyani says:

    love the pix (esp the apple peel swirl) 🙂 and the dessert is just too good !

    Join me in a 100-day Global Food Festival here

  17. Prathima Rao says:

    Creamy & a divine indulgence!!! 
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  18. sayantani says:

    this is a very healthy and creative recipe. looks divine.

  19. Prathima Shivraj says:

    Rabdi is bsolutely fantastic, awesome clicks dear..

  20. Padhu says:

    Nice rabri with apples .Looks great and nice pics

  21. Sinfoodie says:

    This looks so tempting… I am already thinking of making it now!   been a long time that i am here…. the blog looks ekdum pro!

Check out what others are saying...
  1. […] is a participation award form Ramya for sending Apple Rabri to her ABC Series […]

Leave a Reply

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

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

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google 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: