Sunday, 21 January 2018


Bengali Nolen Gurer Payesh / Rice Pudding with Date Palm Jaggery

Bengali Nolen Gurer Payesh

Bengali nolen gurer payesh / Rice pudding with date palm Jaggery is a rice pudding / payesh / kheer, flavored with date palm jaggery. A very popular dessert specially cooked in Bengali homes. This is the time (winter) when fresh date palm jaggery/ nolen gur is available in local markets of West Bengal and Bangladesh. The distinct, aromatic flavor of the date jaggery gives the recipe a unique taste. If you do not find it then you can use any other jaggery available to you. Here for rice, I have used  Govindo bhog. You can also use any flavored basmati rice too. Ingredients which I have used to make this lip-smacking dish are mentioned below.

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  • 1-liter full-fat milk
  • 50 grams Govindo Bhog rice 
  • 1/2 cup crushed date jaggery
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cashew nuts
  • 1 tablespoon raisins


  • Rinse the rice and soak it in water for half an hour. 
  • Drain excess water and keep it aside.
  • Heat the milk in a thick deep bottomed pan. Once milk starts to boil add rice and keep the heat on medium to low. Stir continuously. 
  • When the rice becomes soft (completely cooked), add salt, crushed jaggery, cashews, and raisins.
  • Stir continuously and cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Turn off the flame and let the payesh cool down completely.
  • Keep it in the refrigerator and serve chilled.
Bengali nolen gurer payesh


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