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  • Payesh is a Bengali version of kheer. Rice and milk pudding flavored with cardamom, dry fruits and a sprinkle of rose water.


  • 1/2 cup basmati rice
  • 2 liters milk
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 4 tbsp rice
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 2 green cardamom
  • Raisins-to garnish
  • Almonds-sliced, to garnish
  • Cashew nuts-chopped to garnish
  • Few drops rosewater


  1. Wash and wipe the rice and dry it on a plate and leave aside.
  2. Heat milk in a large pan. Simmer till it is reduced to 3 quarters of its original volume.
  3. Add a tbsp of ghee to the washed rice and mix it.
  4. Add the rice to the milk.
  5. Put in the sugar when the rice is slightly tender.
  6. Continue cooking until milk is reduced to half its volume and starts thickening.
  7. Now add the raisins, almonds, and chopped cashew nuts, green cardamom powder.
  8. Remove from heat and add the rose water. Cool and serve.