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BLOG POST 23: PAYESH

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19th October, 2017

THE METRONOME/ BLOG POST 23

Payesh is one of the easiest traditional Bengali desserts to make at home. This rice and milk pudding made in various forms all over the country, as Payasam or kheer. Giving in to my viewers' long standing request for a Recipe Song on something sweet, and keeping in mood with the festive spirit that prevails all over India during this magical period between Dussehra/ Durga Pujo/ Navratri and Diwali/Kali Pujo - here's a recipe song for the easy to prepare, ever popular Payesh - made here with Basmati rice, instead of the traditional Bengali Gobindobhog rice. 

SONG AND VIDEO CREDITS :

Song written, composed, performed and produced by Sawan Dutta

Video created by C.B.Arun Kumar and Sawan Dutta 

SONG LYRICS : 

Payesh, payesh, when you want something sweet

Payesh, payesh, the true traditional treat! 

Payesh, payesh, for any auspicious date

Payesh, payesh, when you want to celebrate! 

Soak the rice, stir in the ghee, 

Boil the milk with bay leaf, cardamom and see

That milk reduces to its one third

Now is the time to add the rice, and I have heard...

Payesh, payesh, too much can make you fat

But if you exercise regularly, you don't need to think about that

Stir with one hand, it will stick if you don't look

With other hand, take photo for Facebook

Stir with one hand, till rice is done almost

With other hand you can check your Facebook post

Add the sugar, stir and wait

After it thickens, switch off, refrigerate

Add the nuts if you wish

It will enhance this yummy dish

Payesh, payesh, so creamy and so sweet

Payesh, payesh, such a delicious treat

Payesh, payesh, for any festive date

Payesh, payesh, when you want to celebrate!