Monday, 17 June 2013

Nalen Gurer Payesh (Date Palm Jaggery Rice Pudding)

It's been a long time that I have not posted any sweet dish recipe. Last week I had prepared a traditional Bengali sweet dish :Nalen Gurer Payesh". This dish is especially made on Makarsankranti and during winter season. But you must be surprized then why now? Actually, you can prepare it anytime if the "Nalen gur" (date palm molasses, normally available during winter) is available in your kitchen. And the same thing happened with me, I stored a good amount of this molasses in my refrigerator and thought of using it to make this payasam (rice pudding).

Nalen Gurer Payesh (Date Palm Jaggery Rice Pudding)


Milk - 1 litr(Boiled)
Rice - 100g (Gobindo bhog rice / any kind of fragrant rice / Basmati rice)
Date Palm Molasses/ Jaggery (Crushed) - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/3 cup
Bay leaf -1 or 2
Roasted Cashew nuts
Ghee - 1 tablespoon


Soak the rice for 15 - 30 mins and drain the water completely. Now take 250 ml milk and boil it for some time so that it become little condense. Keep this aside. Heat ghee in wok and add bay leaf. If you want can also put green cardamom seeds but I avoided it because I wanted the fragrance of date palm molasses in my dish. Now put the soaked rice into ghee and fry it for few minutes. It's time to add milk slowly in to the rice and keep on stirring it until the rice becomes soften. Now add the condensed milk that was prepared earlier. Again stir it for some more time. Add sugar now and allow it to mix completely. Then add the jaggery (date palm jaggery). This gives a nice color and texture to the pudding. Keep on stirring until the jaggery melts completely. Taste your sweetness level and add some more. Add roasted cashew nuts and kismis from top. Cool it and serve this yummy traditional rice pudding.

N.B. - Most of the people avoid to add sugar in this rice pudding but I wanted a nice color and rich sweetness, so added both sugar and jaggery. Try it, it makes your pudding even more tasty. You can add a pinch of salt while adding sugar to pudding. It also makes a difference in taste..

Sending this to: Sweet Celebrations



  1. It"s a favour dish having a flavour of bengal.

  2. Wat an authentic pudding,looks fabulous..

  3. Amrita, you are welcome to host the event, thanks for asking and am honoured.I'll update the host line up with ur name,thanks again.

  4. An authentic sweet.. Looks tempting :)

  5. bookmarking this Bengali delicacy.. looks super delicious.. Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
    Event - Authentic Indian Sweets w giveaway
    Event - Eggless Baking-Sweet/Savory


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