Food from central India

Local Food in Kanha-Sitaphal Rabdi

Local Food in Kanha Madhya Pradesh- Sitaphal Rabdi

Rabdi is a popular traditional Indian dessert. Sitaphal or Sharifa, also known as custard apple, is an interesting ingredient to sweeten the rabdi  with seasonal fruit instead of using additional sugar.

Come October, this exotic fruit is available across Central India. If you are lucky you can see it even in the jungle while on a safari.

Sitaphal Rabdi - Local Food in Madhya Pradesh
Sitaphal Rabdi – Local Food in Madhya Pradesh

How to Make Sitaphal Rabdi.  Find the complete instructions.

Cooking Time : 40 minutes

Serves: 4


  • Full cream milk – 1 litre
  • Cardamom powder – ½tsp
  • Custard Apple – 3-5
  • Almond and Pistachio for garnishing
  • De-seed the custard apple and keep the pulp ready in a bowl.
  • Heat milk in a heavy bottomed pan. Once the milk comes to a boil, lower down the heat to keep the milk simmering. Keep stirring occasionally to avoid burning the milk from the bottom.
  • Let it simmer until it reduces in half.
  • Now add the cardamom powder.
  • Cook until the milk thickens a bit more and remove from heat.
  • Cool at a room temperature and add the pulp of the custard apple and mix well.
  • Chill in the refrigerator.
  • Before serving, garnish with finely cut almonds and pistachios or any other dry-fruits of your choice.

Courtesy : Chef Pankaj Fulera

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