♦ 3/4 cup almonds (badam)
♦ 5 cups (1 litre) milk
♦ Rice 3 tblspn
♦ 1/2 cup sugar
♦ 1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder (optional)
♦ 1 tsp nutmeg (jaiphal) powder (optional)
♦ 1 tsp VDR saffron (kesar) strands
Soaking Time: 2 Hours
Preparation Time: 10 mins.
Cooking Time: 30 mins
Makes 6 servings
♦ Wash the rice thoroughly and soak them for 30 mimutes. Similarly Soak the almonds in hot water for 2 hours. Drain, remove the skin and blend in a mixer to a fine paste. Keep aside.
♦ Boil the milk in a heavy-bottomed vessel till it is reduced to ¾ of its quantity, while stirring continuously.
♦ Add the Rice,almond paste, sugar, cardamom powder, nutmeg powder and saffron, mix well and simmer for 5 minutes, while stirring continuously. Keep aside.
♦ When it cools completely, refrigerate at least for 2 hours.
♦ Serve chilled.