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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Dussehra Special - Bengali Pyaaesh

Dussehra Special - Bengali Pyaaesh
It is celebrated on the tenth day of the bright half of the Hindu month of Ashwayuja or Ashwina, and is the grand culmination of the 10-day annual festival of Dussehra. This day marks the triumph of Lord Rama over Demon king Ravana. On this day, Rama killed Ravana.
It is also considered to be an auspicious day to begin new things in life. So come and let's celebrate Dussehra along with some delicious Bengali Pyaaesh.
  • milk - 1 litre
  • basmati rice - 1 cup
  • pure ghee - 2 tsp
  • 1 piece - black cardamom
  • 1 piece - bay leaves
  • jaggery to taste

For Garnishing:

  • kishmish/raisinsbroken cashew nuts
  1. Boil the milk, stirring frequently, till it thickens. Remember to stir from bottom of the pan since milk burns very easily.
  2. Saute rice in a vessel containing 2 tsp ghee, bay leaves & a piece of black cardamom for 2 mins.
  3. Add the mixture to the milk. Don`t boil excessively.
  4. Then add the jaggery.
  5. When the jaggery is properly mixed, sprinkle kishmish and broken cashew.
  6. Cool paayesh offer it to godess Durga and serve. :-)