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DoodhpakDoodhpak: Doodhpak is a semi-thick rice pudding made from milk, rice, saffron and nuts, accompanied by pooris. The milk is simmered for a while; then the rice is added and simmered till cooked. As the rice is cooked completely in the milk, it imbibes a luxurious flavour and aroma. Doodhpak is a traditional Gujarati sweet recipe.



Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 1 litre milk
  • 5-6 saffron strands
  • 1/2 cup basmati rice
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp green cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp chopped pistachios, for garnish
  • 2 tbsp chopped almonds, for garnish
  • Water, as required


  • Soak the rice in water for about 10 minutes.
  • Dissolve the saffron strands in 1 tbsp of warm milk.
  • Keep aside.
  • Wash the soaked rice.
  • Drain the rice.
  • Add the ghee to the rice.
  • Mix well.
  • Keep aside.
  • Bring the remaining milk to a boil in a non-stick pan, on low heat.
  • Stirring occasionally, simmer the milk for about 15 minutes.
  • Add in the soaked and drained rice.
  • Mix well.
  • Stirring occasionally, simmer the milk-rice mixture for approximately 25 minutes.
  • Add in the sugar, green cardamom powder and saffron-milk mixture.
  • Mix well.
  • Cook on a medium flame for 15 minutes or till the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Doodhpak is ready to be served.
  • Serve warm doodhpak, garnished with chopped almonds and pistachios.

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