- 4-5 cup milk
- 3 ½ tbsp basmati rice – soaked
- ½ tbsp desi ghee
- ½ tsp green cardamom powder
- 7 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp charoli/chironji
- 8-10 pistachios slivered
- 8-10 almonds slivered
Dhoodh Paak, also known as dhoodhpaak, is an Indian sweet that is extremely popular. It is most accurate to consider it a variation of rice pudding that is produced used milk, saffron, rice, and nuts. The entire sweet is served with puri, which is an unleavened deep-fried bread that also originates from the Indian subcontinent. Dhoodh paak is not just delicious, it is also one of the more interesting things to cook, as you have to slow boil the milk to produce it.
One of the more interesting ingredients in dhoodh paak is saffron. It is pound for pound, the most expensive spice in the world. It’s worth the price point too, since it comes loaded with health benefits. Saffron is a powerful antioxidant that fights inflammation and kills cancer causing free radicals. The super spice also improves your mood and has been known to treat symptoms of depression. If that’s not enough for you, then know that saffron also helps to reduce PMS symptoms.
How to make Dhoodh Paak
Dhoodh paak originally comes from Gujarat, India.