In USA Bengal's Date Palm Jaggery is not avaible. But few days back one of our family friend brought some of the Bengal's Date Palm Jaggery for me, as he knows I love to cook the traditional Bengali Sweets. So he brought me some Bengal's Date Palm Jaggery. And today I made "Nolen Gurer Payesh" with the Jaggery, and belive me my kitchen is filled with the sweet flavor of the Nolen Gur. And after long time we tasted our tradional "Nolen Gurer Payesh"
Payesh is nothing but Indian style Rice Pudding, made by boiling milk, basmati or any aromatic rice and sugar or jaggery. This Payesh is the Bengali term of Indian Kheer. In Southern India it is called Payesam. Here is a traditional recipe of Payesh, which is made with Jaggery instade of Sugar. Date Palm Jaggery has a nice smokey flavore and its caramel color makes the Payesh even more beautiful and tasty.