Payesh or Kheer

By Ipsita Pal  |  27th Jan 2016  |  
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About Payesh or Kheer Recipe

Bengalis love their sweets. A traditional sweet prepared in every house during festive occassions like birthdays and religious festivals, Payesh, a thick milk and rice dessert is served. Here is how I make payesh at home.

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Payesh or Kheer

Ingredients to make Payesh or Kheer

  • 1 liter whole fat Milk
  • 200 gms sugar
  • 50 gms Gobindo Bhog rice ( a kind of flavourful small grain rice)
  • 20 Whole cashew nuts
  • 20-30 Sweet raisins
  • 2 large bay leaves
  • 1 Green cardamom powdered

How to make Payesh or Kheer

  1. Soak the rice and raisins separately in a little water for 10 mins. Drain thoroughly and keep aside.
  2. In a heavy bottom pan, boil the milk along with the bay leaves until it has reduced to 1/3 the original quantity.
  3. Now add the washed rice and stir for 5 mins so the rice does not stick to the pan or each other.
  4. Let this too simmer on low flame for another 15 mins until the milk quantity has halved and the rice is cooked.
  5. Add the sugar and let it boil for 10 mins. Remember, keep scraping the sides after every 2 mins so the dessert retains the creamy texture of the thick milk.
  6. Now add the raisins, cashews and cardamom powder and let it cool until room temperature before serving.

My Tip:

Add a pinch of sugar to the milk during the first boil so it does not burn at the bottom of the pan.

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