Chaler Payesh Recipe – Bengali Rice Pudding

Chaler Payesh or Bengali Rice Pudding is a dessert, that has a perspective of its own for Bengalis. Be it your birthday, your baby shower, your house-warming or be it Poush Parbon, Chaler Payesh has a definite role to play. This sweet dessert has such an influence on Bengal’s that it cannot be overlooked. It defines our Bengali culture and love for sweets. For more Indian Dessert recipes, search here .

Image : Bengali Chaler Payesh

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Important : 

  • Preparation Time : 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time : 40 minutes
  • Total Time : 45 minutes
  • Serve For : 4

Ingredients : 

  • Gobindobhog Chal (1/3 cup)
  • Milk (800 ml)
  • Bay Leaf (1)
  • Cardamom (1/8 tsp) /crushed
  • Sugar (6-8 tbsp)
  • Cashew Nuts (1 tbsp)
  • Raisins (1 tbsp)

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Soak rice and dry fruits for an hour

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Boil milk

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Add bay leaf

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Add soaked rice

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Stir well

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Add dry fruits

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Add sugar

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Add crushed cardamom

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Your payesh is ready to serve

payesh bengali style9Tips :

  • Always add the sugar in the end.
  • Allow it to cool, refrigerate and serve chilled.
  • This kheer would thicken as it cools down.
  • Keep stirring the kheer in between to prevent it from burning and sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  • You can also use basmati rice or jeera rice instead of gobindobhog.

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