Boondi Payas

Boondi Payas

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An interesting version of kheer in which sweet boondis are used to thicken and flavour the milk. It is important to remember to cool the milk completely before you add the boondi so that the boondi stays whole. If you add it into hot or warm milk it is sure to disintegrate giving you a besan flavoured rabdi.

Boondi Payas recipe - How to make Boondi Payas

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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3/4 cup readymade sweet boondi
a few saffron (kesar) strands
1 tsp warm full-fat milk
5 cups full-fat milk
3 bayleaves (tejpatta)
5 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp rose water
1 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
1 tbsp pistachio slivers

  1. Combine the saffron strands and 1 tsp of milk in a bowl and mix well. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the milk in a deep non-stick pan along with the bayleaves and boil on a medium flame for approx. 20 minutes or till the milk reduces to half its original quantity, while stirring occasionally and scraping the sides of the pan.
  3. Remove the bayleaves and discard them.
  4. Add the sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
  5. Allow the mixture to cool completely.
  6. Add the boondi, saffron-milk mixture, rose water, cardamom powder and pistachios and mix gently.
  7. Refrigerate for atleast 2 hours and serve chilled.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy534 cal
Protein13.5 g
Carbohydrates50.6 g
Fiber1.6 g
Fat24.8 g
Cholesterol40.2 mg
Sodium55.3 mg
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Bundi Payas
 on 09 Apr 13 02:35 PM

Since i love boondi, this is an awesome recipe. Milk has been cooked to half its amount and then flavored with cardamom and saffron and boondi added to it. Great dessert.