Doodh Pak

Doodh Pak is a traditional Gujarati Sweet that is very similar to Rice Kheer or Rice Pudding. This delicious Doodh Pak is very creamy, luscious, and aromatic.

I have many childhood memories attached to this delicacy. Whenever there was a pooja or any festive occasion my mom would prepare this for all of us. It was also frequently prepared during any kind of pooja that we used to have in our home. Doodh Pak and Poori used to be an ideal combination to have it along with batata nu shaak and gajar sambhariya. Wow, I miss those wonderful days!! However, I do prepare Doodh Pak on a few occasions to cherish those lovely memories.

This step-by-step recipe of Doodh Pak with detailed instructions will guide you to prepare this at home.  There are a few different ways to make this recipe. However, the main ingredients remain the same in all ways.

Different ways of preparing this recipe

  1. The first and the most common and authentic way is to simmer the milk for a while and later adding soaked rice and allowing it to cook in the milk.
  2. The second way is to cook the rice separately and later add them to the boiling milk.
  3. The third and the easiest way is to cook this Doodh Pak in a pressure pan where you add milk and soaked rice in the pressure pan and cook till 1 whistle.

Moreover, the addition of cardamom powder and saffron makes this Doodh Pak a notch higher and adds a royal touch.

Also read, the recipe of Bread Rasmalai

doodh pak recipe, doodh pak served in a silver bowl garnished with almonds, pistachios and kesar milk

We have tried the 3rd way to prepare this recipe, i.e cooking it in a pressure pan mainly because,

  • It is easier to cook
  • Consumes less time.
  • You do not need to wait and keep stirring it.
Also, read the recipe of Kesar Badam Milk
doodh pak recipe, doodh pak served in a silver bowl garnished with almonds, pistachios and kesar milk

Doodh Pak

Hetal Kamdar
Doodh Pak is a traditional Gujarati Sweet that is very similar to Rice Kheer or Rice Pudding. This Doodh Pak is very creamy, luscious, and aromatic.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian
Servings 4
Calories 433 kcal

Equipment

  • Pressure Pan

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 1 liter High Fat Milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp Ghee / Clarified Butter
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 8-10 Saffron strands / Kesar
  • 1 cup of mixed nuts almonds, pistachios
  • 1 tsp Dry Rose Petals

Instructions
 

  • Firstly, take 1 cup of Basmati Rice and wash it in running water for at least 2-3 times till you see clear water. Soak Basmati Rice for 15 minutes.
  • Grease a pressure pan with 1 tsp of Ghee and switch on the flame.
  • Add milk to the pressure pan and let it come to a boil.
  • Now add sugar to the boiling milk and mix it well.
  • Finally, add the washed rice to the boiling milk and close the lid of the pan. Cook till 1 whistle and switch off the flame.
  • Meanwhile soak saffron strands in hot milk.
  • Once the pan cools down, open the whistle and mix the Doodh Pak well, add cardamom powder and just heat it for another 2 minutes stirring continuously.
  • Add Saffron milk and garnish with almonds and pistachio flakes.

Nutrition

Calories: 433kcalCarbohydrates: 75gProtein: 11gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 110mgPotassium: 397mgFiber: 1gSugar: 38gVitamin A: 405IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 300mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Doodh Pak, Doodhpak Recipe
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Step-by-Step Recipe of Doodh Pak

1. Firstly, take 1 cup of Basmati Rice and wash it in running water for at least 2-3 times till you see clear water. Soak Basmati Rice for 15 minutes.

soaking rice for Doodh Pak recipe

2. Grease a pressure pan with 1 tsp of Ghee and switch on the flame.

greasing pan with ghee

3. Add milk to the pressure pan and let it come to a boil.

adding milk in the pan for Doodh Pak recipe

4. Now add sugar to the boiling milk and mix it well.

adding suagr to the boiling milk for doodh pak recipe

5. Finally, add the washed rice to the boiling milk and close the lid of the pan. Cook till 1 whistle and switch off the flame.

doodh pak recipe

6. Meanwhile soak saffron strands in hot milk.

Soaking Kesar for Doodh Pak Recipe

7. Once the pan cools down, open the whistle and mix the Doodh Pak well, add cardamom powder and just heat it for another 2 minutes stirring continuously.

doodh pak recipe

doodh pak recipe

8. Add Saffron milk and garnish with almonds and pistachio flakes.

doodh pak recipe, doodh pak served in a silver bowl garnished with almonds, pistachios and kesar milk

Recipe Notes

  • Use high-fat milk to prepare this Doodh Pak for a creamier and richer taste.
  • For extracting more flavors from saffron, you can roast saffron strands in a small pan for 30 seconds and later add them to the warm milk.
  • You can also add charoli to this Doodh Pak for the nutty flavor.
  • Serve this hot or chilled, it tastes so good.

Finally, do check out some Gujarati Recipes:

Kesar Basundi
Surti Oondhiyoo
Rajgira Sheera
Rajgira Kadhi
Vrat wale Aloo Peanut ki subzi
Amaranth and Buckwheat flour poori
Nachni Methi Theplas

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