Thursday, October 15, 2009
Sweet Dish – Chaler Payesh/Rice Kheer/Rice Pudding
Home-made ghee…can’t think about it now.
Well I’m sharing with you my Chaler Payesh preparation.
How I make:
Soak the rice in water for half or quarter of an hour.
Boil the milk. When the first boil comes add the rice and keep stirring. After having cooked for sometime when the milk starts reducing add the bay leaves. Keep stirring to avoid the rice from sticking to the bottom. Keep on stirring till the rice is cooked. Now add sugar as per your taste and cook for sometime. Add the salt (balances the taste) and keep stirring till the milk takes a pinkish tinge. By now the milk has been reduced to less than half…will look somewhat like rabadi…very creamy. Add the elaich powder after removing from fire.
Serve hot or cold. You can smack your lips after tasting a serving of hot payesh…be careful not to burn your mouth.
Elderly people prefer a thinner payesh…can use little more rice and don’t reduce the milk too much.