Nolen Gurer Payesh — Happy Makar Sankranti —

Makar Sankranti is a Hindu festival celebrated all over India and Nepal —

It also marks the transition of Sun’s path onto Capricorn —

This is one of the popular dish during sankranti and a must dish which will be prepared in each and every Bengali household — beside patishapta , pithe puli , gokul pithe , bhapa pithe —-

It requires only three basic ingredients — rice, jaggery and milk — and a hell lot of patience —:)

Main Ingredients:

  • 1 litre full cream milk
  • 4 tbsp of flavoured rice —- traditionally we use gobindobhog rice but any other basmati rice will do
  • 1/2 cup of nolen gur ( date palm jaggery)


Wash and soak  the rice for 15 minutes  prior to cooking .

Bring milk to a boil on a heavy bottomed pan

Add in the soaked rice when it comes to boil , and cook on a low flame mixing continuously since it has a tendency to stick to the bottom of the pan

Now most required is lot’s of patience — it will nearly take an hour to get it reduced to half of its quantity –๐Ÿ˜Š

Once the rice is cooked and it’s reduced to a kheer like creamy consistency add in the crushed jaggery .

Mix in well — it should not have any lumps — cook for further 10 minutes —

Serve it as a dessert ๐Ÿ˜Š

One Comment Add yours

  1. Ohhh, will do anything to have a bite.


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