Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Nolen Gurer Payesh ( Rice kheer with Date Palm Jaggery)

Today is the Bong New Year's Day. Wishing everyone happiness, health and prosperity on this auspicious day. Here's a classic sweet dish with nolengur/notungur famous for its distinctive fragrance loved and relished by all Bengalis....


Nolen Gurer Payesh


  • 1 litre full cream milk
  • 4 tblspns Gobindobhog/Basmati rice 
  • 200 gms date palm jaggery
  • a handful of cashew nuts
  • a handful of raisins


Boil full cream milk and let it simmer on low heat for sometime. Wash gobindobhog rice ( in case not available you can use basmati) and add it to the milk. Let the rice get boiled in the milk on low heat. Stir from time to time. When the rice is done add the jaggery, cashews and raisins. Continue to stir. The jaggery will melt and the kheer/payesh will thicken. Now its done. Cool it and then serve. It tastes heavenly.

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