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Nolen Gurer Payesh is a tasty rice pudding prepared and enjoyed by the Bengali people. This meal is usually eaten during special occasions like birthdays, weddings, baby showers and the like. It is a nice dish that can suit breakfast times as well.

In this article, we get to know more about this dish including the ingredients used in its preparation, what it can be served with, special utensils used and the process involved in preparing it.



A handful of basmati rice

Full cream milk

2 crushed green cardamom pods

1 large bay leaf

½ cup of Date Palm Jaggery


What Nolen Gurer Payesh Can Be Served With

It can be eaten with luchi.


Special Utensils

  1. Mesh strainer
  2. Wooden spoon



  1. Soak basmati rice in water for 30 minutes.
  2. Pour four tablespoons of water into a large saucepan.
  3. Add milk to it and boil on medium heat. Stir consistently when it begins to boil to prevent the milk from burning.
  4. When the milk reduces to half its quantity, drain the water from the rice using the mesh strainer, add it to the liquid on fire and allow it to cook well.
  5. Pour two tablespoons of the boiling milk into a bowl and add in a little of the Jaggery to it. Stir.
  6. If the milk curdles it means the Jaggery is not good. If that’s the case, add sugar instead.
  7. When the rice is well cooked, add the Jaggery and let it cook for 10 more minutes, stirring continuously.
  8. When it is ready, turn off the heat and let it cool down. Keep it in the fridge for about 2 hours.
  9. When you are ready to serve, remove it from the fridge.  There you have your “Nolen Gurer Payesh”.
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