Citrus, Luscious, SweetFor me, that is a combination to die for, when it comes to desserts.
In my previous post I sent out best wishes for the Bengali new year, which we welcomed last Saturday. In keeping with the very Indian tradition of greeting any auspicious or joyous occasion with something sweet, I have brought a dessert as my first blog offering in the new year. As you can guess by now, it's not just sweet though, but also juicy and refreshing.
It is komlalebur payesh or orange-milk pudding I am talking about. I have mentioned in some previous posts that I am not much of a sweet lover. I stand by that statement. This dessert comes in as a bit of exception though. How so? Because it uses my most-loved fruit as a main ingredient! Easy to make, this pudding is zestful, sweet (of course), and aromatic. A perfect finale for summertime meals.
Komlalebur Payesh (Orange-Milk Pudding)
Condensed Milk: 1 can
Milk: 2 tablespoons
Sugar: To taste (Since the condensed milk is sweet, I didn't add any extra sugar. You can, as per your taste though)
Cardamom powder: 1/2 teaspoon
1. Peel the oranges. De-skin and de-seed them.
2. Put the orange pulp in a bowl and keep aside.
3. In a separate bowl, pour the condensed milk and the milk. Whisk well. Add more sugar if you want at this stage.
4. Now add the orange pulp and cardamom powder to the milk base and lightly stir it.
5. Put the chopped nuts and refrigerate.
6. Serve chilled.
If you are a sweet lover, unlike me, you will love this. If you are an orange-lover, like me, you will want to eat it again. And again.
And of course the open secret is, since this is amongst the simplest of desserts to make, it won't even hurt to go for repeat performances.
Shall we? Dig in, I mean ;)