how to make yummy Gobindobhog chaler payesh

how to make yummy Gobindobhog chaler payeshhow to make yummy Gobindobhog chaler payesh

Gobindobhog is a white, short grain, aromatic, sticky rice harvested mostly in many parts of West Bengal in India. It acquires its name from its usage as the principal ingredient in the preparation of (payesh,khichuri) the offerings to Govindaji, the family God of the Bengalies. In winter season when the flavored khejur gur/date palm gaggery arrives then we use gur/jaggery instead of sugar to make khejur gurer payesh. Payesh is used in Bengal in almost all the occasions and auspicious events. Soaked Gobindobhog rice cooked with milk and sugar and garnish with dry fruits and saffron; this is how to make yummy Gobindobhog chaler payesh/Bengali rice pudding.

Author: Abhijit Mukhopadhyay
Course: dessert
Cuisine: Bengali
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
Servings: 3-4 Persons

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup Gobindobhog Rice (special aromatic rice)
  • 600 ml Milk
  • 3/4th  cup Sugar
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 10-12 stand saffron
  • raisin-1/4th cup

how to make yummy Gobindobhog chaler payesh

Wash the rice and soak for 20 minutes.

Take raisin and soak it for 10 minutes.

Heat the milk with cardamom, in a large heavy bottom pan.

Once the milk starts boiling, add soaked Gobindobhog rice and keep it on low heat until rice is nicely cooked and the milk has reduced to almost half and make a pudding like consistency then add sugar and keep stirring.how to make yummy Gobindobhog chaler payesh

how to make yummy Gobindobhog chaler payesh

Occasionally keep stirring.

Garnish with soaked raisin and saffron.how to make yummy Gobindobhog chaler payesh

Serve hot or chilled.

 

 

 

 

 

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