Friday, 24 July 2015

Notun gur or Khajur gur (Date jaggary) payesh.

Notun gur or Khajur gur (Date jaggary) payesh.
This jaggary is produce only  in Bengal. It is also called “Noton Gur” in Bengal or “New Jaggery” and is only extracted from the date trees during the Winter months.
This is a Bengali Special Sweet dish Recipe . What makes it  special is the use of date Jaggary or Notun gur as sweetener instead of sugar. And is made most in winters as the juice from the date tree is extracted only in the winter months and made in to date jaggary or Notun gur.
Ingredients
1 liter milk
1 cup grated date jaggary or add according to the sweetness
1/2 cup gobindo bhog rice or broken basmati rice
2 tbsp rasins
2 tbsp broken Kaju
2 green cardomon crushed
2 bay leaves
A pinch of salt for balancing the sweetness.
Method
Wash and dry the rice. Boil the milk with bay leaves for 10 minutes on a slow flame. Now add the rice and cook it for 10 minutes stirring it periodically. Now add a pinch of salt, raisins, crushed green cardamom and Kaju and boil it till the rice has cooked and the milk consistency has become thick. Now add the grated date jaggary according to the sweetness required. Keep on stirring on a slow flame till the jaggary has dissolved. Garnish it with grated jaggary from top.  It is ready to be served  hot or cold.