I like the variety Bengali cuisine offers. But most of all, I like the Bengali desserts. While Mango Sandesh and Kesari Sandesh are made often by me, making a variety of Payesh is on my mind right now. Payesh is a famous Bengali rice pudding. While Bengali Chaler Payesh is made from Gobindobhog rice, Apple Payesh is enriched with the goodness of milk, dry fruits, cherry and saffron. As the combination of fruits and milk goes hand in hand, Apple Payesh turns out really ambrosial. It can be served to your guests during Diwali for sure, but with winter arriving soon, a chilled bowl of Apple Payesh would end up soothing your senses more, no?
Eager to try out a new dessert then call a dibs on Apple Payesh and make this yummy Bengali treat soon. Read its step-by-step guide:
- Apple - 2
- Milk - ½ litre
- Sugar – to taste
- Condensed milk - ¼ tin
- Cashew nuts, almonds – 1tbsp (chopped)
- Raisins - 1 tsp
- Cherry – 3 to 4
- Saffron – few strands
- Ghee – 1tbsp
- Peel apples.
- Grate them.
- Heat ghee in a pan.
- Add grated apple and stir for few minutes till the juice dries up.
- Boil milk with sugar in a heavy bottom pan.
- Add condensed milk and grated apple.
- Cook for 15-20 minutes.
- Garnish with nuts, raisins and saffron.
- Serve hot or chilled.
This recipe is a part of #WADiwali contest in association with Maharaja Whiteline.