I am usually biased towards Coconut milk + Jaggery based sweets than Sugar based milk sweets. But I do have exception! Doodhpak being one of them. This is one of amma's signature dishes. It is simple to make and the end result is awesome. I prefer eating this cold rather than hot!
Here is what's needed:
1/2 Cup Basmathi rice
2 cups Milk
1.5 cup Water
1 cup Sugar
A fistful of Sabudana
8-10 chopped Cashews
8-10 Almonds peeled and chopped(Soaked in water prev night)
1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
a generous pinch of Saffron
10 dry grapes soaked in water for atleast an hour
1) Wash rice well. In a pot, Add water and 1/2 cup of milk. Bring it to a good boil and add washed rice + cashews + almonds. While the rice is cooking, bring rest of the milk to a good boil and keep aside.
2) When the rice is half done. Add washed sabudana. If the water is not suffecient add more water. Cook till done (sabudana turns transaprent when completely cooked). Keep stirring in between to avoid it form sticking to the bottom.
3) Add sugar and mix well. Let it come to a rolling boil. Keep stirring at regular intervals.
4) Add boiled milk and dry gapes. After a boil, crush saffron lightly between your fingers and add it. One more boil and switch if off. Add cardamom powder mix well.
Serve warm or cold.
P.S: If you feel that it is too dry just add some milk and give it one boil. You can even add 1-2 cloves. It gives a nice aroma to the sweet.
I am sending this over to Lubna of Yummy Food, Who is hosting the FIC White Event, An event started by Harini of Tongueticklers and hosted at Yummy food this month. Thank you Lubna and Harini for this wonderful event.