Doodh Pak (दूध पाक )
This weekend my enthusiasm as if had no limits :-))After making Chilli Paneer in the morning , the next dish on my cooking list was Pithla- Bhakri-Thecha.The rustic taste as if was a blessing to our taste-buds . And so the 'Weekend Food Festival' continues in the evening as well. For Dinner , I tried my hands on this dessert recipe which I had read on 'DIWALI-THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS' page on Facebook. the recipe seemed quite easy . Though the dish was an instant hit in the family , I strongly felt that whosoever has posted this recipe on the page, has not done justice with the title.Why??? Go through the recipe first and then decide:
- Basmati Rice- 300 gms (cleanly washed)
- Sago(साबूदाना)- 1/2 cup/50 gms (cleanly washed)
- Milk- 1 ltr
- Sugar- 500 gms
- A fistful of Cashews, Raisins & Almonds
- Cardamom(इलायची ) Powder - 1 tablespoon
- 1 ltr water -to be boiled
Serves: 6-7 people
Time to prepare : 40 mins
- Pour water in a deep(thick bottom) vessel and boil it.When the water starts boiling, add the washed rice.
- Let the rice boil for 7-8 mins till half cooked.
- Add sago in the boiling rice.
- Make sure that the rice is properly cooked and sago turns transparent.
- Add the chopped dry fruits and continue boiling.
- Boil the milk separately and add to the rice & sago mixture.
- Continue boiling until it thickens more (approx for 10 mins)\
- Add cardamom powder and the dessert is ready to serve.
- Garnish it with cherry or almonds.
I know what you are thinking...actually i also had the same point that other than sago, the recipe is just like making CHAWAL KI KHEER. Not to worry , the dish rocks even if the name is a turn off. but let that not stop you from trying this quick-to-make/fast-to-eat dessert which can be made fr all occasions. Enjoy Cooking !!