Doodh Pak, Gujarati Doodh Pak

Doodh Pak, Gujarati Doodh Pak

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Doodh pak is a semi-thick mithai, brimful with the goodness of milk. The milk is simmered for a while; then the rice is added and simmered till cooked. As the rice is cooked completely in the milk, it imbibes a luxurious flavour and aroma. The cardamom and saffron added towards the end complete the royal feel of this doodh pak!

This doodh pak Gujarati sweet is also made by Parsi's. doodh pak is easy to make sweet and is made using easily available ingredients and i am sure not even a learner can go wrong with this tasty doodh pak recipe. To make doodh pak, combine the saffron and 1 tbsp of warm milk in a small bowl and keep aside, this would add colour and luscious taste to our doodh paak. Wash the rice and drain well. Add the ghee, mix well and keep aside. Boil the milk in a deep non-stick pan on a high flame, while stirring twice in between. This will take approx. 4 to 5 minutes. Add the rice-ghee mixture, mix well and cook on a slow flame approximately 15 minutes, while stirring and scraping the sides of the pan occasionally. Add the sugar, saffron-milk mixture and cardamom powder, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 5 to 7 minutes or till the sugar dissolve completely, while stirring occasionally. Cool slightly and refrigerate for at least ½ hour. Serve Gujarati doodh pak chilled garnished with almond and pistachio slivers.

Make sure you do not leave the sight and keep stirring Gujarati doodh pak or else it can stick to the bottom of the pan or can even get burnt. This is my go to recipe when we have guests coming in and also on occasions to make diwali sweets and navratri vrat. My mother use to prepare this sweet delicacy when we would have pooja at home and there would be lots of guests coming in. As a kid, I remember relishing doodh pak with poori.

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Doodh Pak, Gujarati Doodh Pak recipe - How to make Doodh Pak, Gujarati Doodh Pak

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients


For Doodh Pak
5 cups full-fat milk
a few saffron (kesar) strands
1 tbsp warm milk
1 tbsp long grained rice (basmati)
1 tbsp ghee
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder

For The Garnish
1 tbsp almond (badam) slivers
1 tbsp pistachio slivers

Method
For doodh pak

    For doodh pak
  1. To make doodh pak, combine the saffron and 1 tbsp of warm milk in a small bowl and keep aside.
  2. Wash the rice and drain well. Add the ghee, mix well and keep aside.
  3. Boil the milk in a deep non-stick pan on a high flame, while stirring twice in between. This will take approx. 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Add the rice-ghee mixture, mix well and cook on a slow flame approximately 15 minutes, while stirring and scraping the sides of the pan occasionally.
  5. Add the sugar, saffron-milk mixture and cardamom powder, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 5 to 7 minutes or till the sugar dissolve completely, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Cool slightly and refrigerate for at least ½ hour.
  7. Serve the doodh pak chilled garnished with almond and pistachio slivers.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy429 cal
Protein11.1 g
Carbohydrates38.1 g
Fiber0.1 g
Fat19.8 g
Cholesterol40.6 mg
Sodium48.4 mg
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Other Indian mithai

  1. Similar to Rabri and Basundi, Doodh pak is a popular Gujarati milk-based dessert enjoyed generally during festive feasts like Raksha Bandhan and Bhai dooj. The traditional recipe of doodh pak takes long hours of cooking the milk on a low flame with sugar and nuts until its rich and creamy. Learn how to make the authentic Gujarati doodh pak recipe with detailed step by step images given below. Also, sharing some popular Indian milk based mithai :

Preparation for Doodh pak

  1. To enhance the flavour of doodh pak recipe | Gujarati doodh pak |  and give it a yellow tinge, we will be soaking saffron strands. In a small bowl, add the saffron.
     
  2. Add 1 tbsp of warm milk. I personally prefer dry roasting the saffron strands for a few minutes and then adding milk to extract maximum color from the strands.
  3. Mix well and keep aside.
  4. Pick, clean and wash the rice.
  5. Drain well.
  6. Add ghee.
  7. Mix well and keep aside. Alternatively, you can even quickly sauté the rice in ghee for a few minutes before adding to the pan.

How to make Doodh pak

  1. To prepare doodh pak recipe | Gujarati doodh pak |  assemble all the ingredients. Rinse the pan with milk to prevent it from scorching
  2. Pour the milk in a deep non-stick pan. It is advisable to use thick bottomed pan with a wide mouth but a non-stick works well if you are around it while boiling. Full-fat milk gives best results and makes rich and creamy doodh paak. If you are using low fat milk, it will not be that creamy. For a vegan version, make use of coconut milk and skip adding ghee with rice.
  3. Bring it to a boil on a high flame, while stirring twice in between. This will take approx. 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Add the rice-ghee mixture.
  5. Mix well and cook on a low flame approximately 15 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep stirring and keep cooking the milk till it reduces its half quantity. Ensure to boil on a low heat otherwise milk may stick to the bottom.
  6. Don’t forget to scrape the sides and bottom of the pan occasionally. It gives grainy and thick texture to the doodh paak.
  7. Add sugar. This is an authentic Gujrati doodh paak recipe hence it is cooked slowly with sugar but, you can make an instant doodh paak with an addition of condensed milk. You can adjust the sugar quantity as per your liking.
  8. Add saffron-milk mixture. Also, you can add some dried fruits and charoli.
  9. Add cardamom powder. You can even add nutmeg powder to perk up the flavour of Doodh paak.
  10. Mix well and cook on a low flame for 5 to 7 minutes or till the sugar dissolves completely, while stirring occasionally. Doodh paak thickens once cooled completely, so adjust the consistency as required by switching off the flame on time or else you will have to add more milk later to get that perfect consistency.
  11. Cool slightly and refrigerate doodh pak | Gujarati doodh pak |  for at least ½ hour. You can even serve it warm if you like.
  12. Transfer chilled dudh pak in serving bowls and garnish with almond and pistachio slivers. As it cools, it will get a little thicker. While we are just using the dried fruits for garnishing, to make Dudh paak more rich you can add some while cooking the Parsi doodh pak. You can relish the doodh pak | Gujarati doodh pak |  as it is or with poori.

Reviews

दूध पाक
 on 16 Aug 18 06:44 PM
5

दूध पाक
 on 20 Feb 18 02:48 PM
5

दूध पाक
 on 09 Sep 17 07:26 PM
5

What''s the reason to add ghee in rice??
Tarla Dalal
11 Sep 17 08:45 AM
   Hi Tejal, Ghee is added for flavour...
Doodh Paak ( Gujarati Recipe)
 on 30 Sep 16 05:32 PM
5

Great recipe.. The key is to let the milk simmer well enough. That gives a creamy n thick texture
दूध पाक
 on 28 Sep 16 02:54 PM
5

Doodh ke saree protien barkarar rakte huye yeh recipe tarlaji ne banyee hai. Meri dadima issi tarah se chawal ki kheer banati thi aur hum kilati thi.
Doodh Paak ( Gujarati Recipe)
 on 19 Nov 12 10:17 AM
5

My daughter is on her third helping of this milk based dessert flavored with saffron and cardamom.
Doodh Paak
 on 17 Jun 11 03:07 PM
5

Rice and milk combination goes very well for this dessert. It is delicious creamy and dry fruit mixed sweet. Must try!!!