December 08, 2012

Sitaphal rabdi recipe - Custard apple rabdi recipe

Sitaphal rabdi recipe - Custard apple rabdi is a delicious traditional North Indian  dessert prepared with custard apple pulp and milk. The flavour is infused with cardamom and saffron. Once you master the art of removing the seeds and squeezing the pulp out, you can make the rabdi very quickly. Custard apple is a seasonal fruit. When we buy it in bulk, some custard apples over ripe and I don't throw them. I usually make milkshake or rabdi with it. This rabdi is served as a dessert after meal.

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Sitaphal Rabdi Recipe - Custard Apple Rabdi Recipe
Prep time : 30 mins
Cook time : 35 mins
Total time : 1 hr 5 mins
Recipe type : Dessert
Cuisine : North Indian
Yield : Serves 4
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

  • 1 cup custard apple pulp / sitaphal
  • 1 liter whole milk
  • 2 tsp crushed almonds / badam
  • 2 tsp crushed green pistachios
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • 7 - 8 saffron strands / kesar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  1. Remove the seeds from the custard apple. Grind it to a smooth paste and set aside.
  2. Crush the almonds and pistachios coarsely and set aside.  
  3. Boil the milk in a heavy bottomed pan. Further simmer it on low flame for 20 minutes. Stir in between to prevent it from burning. 
  4. Clean the sides with wooden spatula to prevent  from sticking the cream and milk. 
  5. When the rabdi is done, remove from the flame, add sugar and mix well. Add  saffron strands, cardamom powder and mix well.  Allow it to cool to room temperature. 
  6. Then add the custard apple pulp and mix well.Garnish with almond and pistachios.
  7.  If you like to serve it chilled, keep this rabdi in the refrigerator for an hour. Serve the rabdi either cold or hot.


  1. This is something new to me.. but looks so delicious and very inviting..

  2. Hi Vidya, I love this custard apple fruit. Your dessert look interesting, thanks for the recipe.

    Best regards.

  3. I love this fruit..never had custard with this..looks yum!


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