Recipe of a new Sweet Dish

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Today I am here with a new sweet dish recipe. Everybody must be aware of the sweet dish Payesh / Payasam like the famous Chhenar Payesh / Rosogollar Payesh (Bengali) or Sewai / Vermicelli Payasam (Karnataka / Kerala). There are also recipes for Payesh made of Carrot, Pumpkin (Kaddu ki Kheer) including a different variety called Basundi.

Well today let me share a new type of Payesh, Aloo-r Payesh. My mother shared this recipe and believe me, you wont even know if someone don’t tell there’s potato in your sweet dish!!!!!


Potato:                                           2 medium sized

Milk:                                              5 cups

Sugar:                                            ¾ cup

Cashew Nuts (Kajubadam):             12 (Broken)

Raisins (Kishmish):                         12

Green Cardamom Powder:             ½ teaspoon

Nutmeg Powder:                           ¼ teaspoon

Sunflower Seeds (Chironji):           2 teaspoon (Optional)

Ghee:                                            2 tablespoons

 Lets Start:

1.       Peel and wash the Potatoes thoroughly. Then scrape the Potatoes with a peeler to make very fine stands of potato slices / wedges (like you cut for finely sliced potato fries).

2.       Soak them in plenty of water and leave for atleast half an hour so that all the starch are washed away. You can change the water after some time and keep them soaked for few more minutes.

3.       Heat the Milk in a thick bottomed vessel and bring to a boil. Simmer, add sugar and continue cooking by stirring continuously.

4.       Cook for 3-4 minutes till the milk thickens to the right consistency (reduce to half the original quantity). Keep aside.

5.       Take out the soaked potato slices from the water and gently squeeze out the water thoroughly so that the slices won’t stick together while frying. Keep aside.

6.       Heat ghee in another thick bottomed vessel / kadhai. Lightly sauté the potato slices (keeping in mind, not to give too many slices at one time) for 2-3 minutes till light / golden brown.

7.       Keep stirring continuously, so that the slices are separated from each other. Take out the fried potato slices from the ghee.

8.       Heat the milk once again and slowly add the potato slices in the milk. Add the Cashew Nuts, Raisins, Green Nutmeg Powder and Chironji and bring the milk to a boil.

9.       Keep stirring continuously, checking whether the sugar has dissolved completely and ensuring the potato slices are cut with the ladle.

10.    Simmer for another 5 minutes. Remove from fire. This dish can be served both hot or cold.

 Pl note: If you find the consistency getting thick, add a little milk before serving.

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  1. Ano

    This sounds unique. Also includes a veggie! Anything to add veggies to desserts.

  2. Khushi

    Hey Malini, thanks for posting it. I have been waiting for new recipes from you.

  3. sands

    That sounds delicious and I have never heard of it before. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  4. malini

    Hi Ano, Khushi and Sands!!!
    thanks for the compliments…

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