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Recipe: Birthday Special Nolen Gurer Payesh


Aug 20, 2015

PREPARATION TIME

COOKING TIME

SERVES

3 - 4

PREPARATION LEVEL

easy

INGREDIENTS

    1 ltr Milk
    3 tbs rice (preferably gobindobhog rice; if unavailable use any
    aromatic rice like basmati)
    2 tbs raisins
    1 tbs mishri (sugar candy)
    1 tbs cashew
    1 cup nolen gur (freshly harvested date-jaggery, available during
    winter months in Bengal and in specialized outlets in larger towns)

DIRECTIONS

Rice pudding with freshly harvested date-jaggery is a Bengali specialty. This is generally made during birthdays, but you don’t have to wait till your birthday to make it.

 

Method:

1. Wash rice and keep aside.

2. Boil the milk in a heavy bottomed pot

3. Add the rice and simmer till the rice get cooked in the milk (the

process will take around 15 mins)

4. Add the nolen-gur, mishri, cashew and raisins and bring to a boil. Simmer till the milk mixture thickens. Served best chilled.

{Note: Mishri prevents the payesh (kheer) to cuddle. Sometimes
impurities in the gur tends to cuddle the milk. Mishri has the
property to prevent the milk from cuddling}

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