Welcome to my food corner again.Well this sweet dish is a very popular one amongst my family which I make every year.In our ancestral village when the rice crop matures the new rice or “naya chawal “of the raw variety is found in abundance.So this dish is prepared in our village and in whole of the mithila community to which I belong and I have seen it made on the occassion of new year every year in my native place.I too have taken to the ancestral tradition and I make this sweet dish without fail every year on the new year eve and we have it with our friends,relatives in my get together.We enjoy its superb taste and surely it brings many memories of my stay at my village which is really priceless to me.So I wanted to share this unique dish with you.Here it goes—
- Rice flour – 300 gms.
- Milk – 1 1/2 lts.
- Sugar – 50 gms.
- Milkmaid – 2 tbsp.
- Nuts and Raisins(chopped)like Almond,Cashew,Walnut -A handful.
- Cardamom Powder – A pinch.
- Kesar – A pinch.
Step 1 – Take rice flour in a bowl.Using some luke warm water knead a pliable dough out of it.
Step 2 – Take the milk in a boiler and reduce it to half its original amount or thicken it.Also add 2 tbsp of milkmaid in it.
Step 3 – Now make tiny balls of the rice flour dough and give it a star-like,round or cylindrical shape and boil some water in a saucepan.When it is steaming hot drop these tiny dumplings in this water and let it remain as such for around twenty minutes.When it gets hardened enough(you can touch it to see its firmness)take it out and keep aside.
Step 4 – Now when the milk is properly thickened add sugar,into it and then drop these steamed dumplings in it slowly.Let it cook for twenty minutes.Mix in the nuts and enjoy.
Our steamed rice dumpling porridge is ready.Serve it by sprinkling some saffron and cardamom powder over it.It is very tasty and a great sumptuous sweet dish of my house which is liked by all in my family.I hope you like it too.
Do try this recipe at home.Share your comments and feedback.Have a great week everyone.Till then healthy cooking,happy living!