Thursday, December 2, 2010

Payesh(Rice Kheer)

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
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.
Sending this to 
PJ's ongoing event  

Keep Smiling,


Veggie Hut said...

I am an absolute fan of Kheer.. LOVE IT.. yum!

Nivedita Thadani said...

Thats very quick response,
Thanks a lot.

Unknown said...

Yum..I am always for for Rice kheer!..creamy and lots of raisins...yummyy!

Nithu Bala said...

Tempting Kheer..looks so delicious.

Lakshmi ...Rasoi ki Malkin..northern and southern spices said...

Lovely kheer looks absolutely perfect

R said...

looks delicious!

Hayley said...

Yummy yummy kheer...didn't know you can add bayleaf in kheer...!

Priya Suresh said...

Such a creamy and irresistible kheer..

Myvegfare said...

lovely kheer, I too want to make something for Bengali sweets, because they are my most favouriteeeeeeeee sweets!, sorry nivedita I missed your MW event, I had made too many cakes and children are bored to death to eat anymore sweets! (H is making a fuss these days!!), and I am not too good at cooking in MW I am kind of scared, Let me try the next one...

Unknown said...

Love Payesh.

Sangi said...

simple n yummy kheer...

shivu.k said...

akki payasa recipy super..

Santosh Bangar said...

kheer is delicious and tempting
do not hear fron u long back

Kurinji said...

Looks so inviting...

Akila said...

lovely kheer dear...

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Gayathri Kumar said...

Lovely kheer.

sra said...

Recently had a Bengali sweet in Rajasthan - it was strips of sugared white pumpkin and nested inside it were tiny rasagullas and some thick paneer. Superb!

Guess I'm committing more sin, eh, Nivi, describing all this stuff ... :)

Vanishri said...

hi nivedita, rice kheer looks very delicious.

Nisa Homey said...

Hi Nivedita...I am new here......Kheer looks yummmmy.

Madhu said...

Looks very delicious nivedita

indianspicemagic said...

Yummy and delicious

Shivani said...

delicious and very tempting kheer to complete any meal

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