Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Indian Sweets Recipes - Doodhpak - Doodh Pak - Sweet Rice and Milk dessert recipe

This is a very simple and tasty milk based sweet / dessert. Made for all occasions - festivals like Diwali, for birthdays in the family or generally any day you feel like it!

Serves: 4
Time to prepare: 45 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 300gms - Long grained rice or any fragrant rice (Basmati is good for this) - cleanly washed
  • 1/2 cup (50 gms) - Sabudana (aka Pearl Sago or Sago or javvarisi) - cleanly washed
  • 1 litre milk
  • 500gms - Sugar
  • A fistful of raisins and cashewnuts mixed
  • 2 cardamoms - crushed nicely
  • 1 litre water - to be boiled
  • a few strands of saffron - mixed in 2 spoons of warm milk
Method:
  1. In the boiling water - add rice - when it gets half cooked (say 5 minutes) - add the sabudana.
  2. Make sure rice is cooked properly and the sago turns transparent. Add the cashew and raisins and continue boiling.
  3. Boil the milk seperately and add to the rice & sago. Add the saffron and cardamom.
  4. Continue boiling until it thickens more - for about 10 minutes.
  5. Enjoy as a dessert!

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