Tried and tasted by Nivedita
I always wait for a chance to prepare sweets and have it too.This week is Bengali sweets week for me. I am already late in my entries to PJ's event. I do not want to loose this chance to try new sweet dishes from Bengal.
Here is one simple yet yummy sweet which I really loved to eat. My younger daughter loved it.
I browsed many sites for the recipe and I got the same recipe from all. There were 2 recipes. One with sugar and another one was with condensed milk.
I went for sugar one.
Here goes the recipe:
Basmati Rice - 1/4 cup
Milk - 1/2 litre
Sugar - 1/4 cup or more
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Saffron Strands - 2(soaked in 1 tbsp warm milk)
Bay leaf - 1
Chopped nuts - 2 tbsp(Soaked in warm milk)
(I chopped the nuts very fine, as my kids do not like if I put whole)
Soak the rice for 15 min to half an hour. Drain it and keep aside.
Keep the milk to boil.
When it is boiled for few minutes, add the drained rice and bay leaf.
Cook the rice till it is boiled 3/4th on low flame (It may take around 25 to 30 minutes).
Keep on stirring in between.
Add the sugar and cardamom powder. Mix well. Add chopped nuts and keep on cooking till the rice is cooked.
Add the saffron strands and cook for a minute.
Allow it to cool.
Serve with some more chopped nuts.
Serve chilled if you like.
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