Doodh Kamal


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Doodh kamal is a specialty dessert recipe with milk and rice boiled together along with saffron, chopped nuts and cardamom. Serve this creamy delicious sweet extravaganza with rose petals and pistas as garnishing.

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Doodh Kamal recipe - How to make Doodh Kamal

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2 ltrs milk
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup long grained rice (basmati), washed and soaked in water
1 1/2 tbsp chopped almonds (badam)
1 1/2 tbsp chopped pistachios
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
2 to 3 pinches saffron (kesar) strands
1 small piece edible silver leaf (vark) (optional)
a few rose petals (dark red)

  1. Rinse a large heavy bottomed saucepan with cold water.
  2. Pour in the milk. put to boil, on high flame.
  3. When it starts to boil, add drained rice.
  4. Stir gradually till boiling resumes.
  5. Dissolve crushed saffron in a tbsp. of warm milk or water.
  6. Continue to boil milk till rice is done.
  7. stir occasionally.
  8. Press a grain between fingers to check.
  9. Add saffron, chopped almonds, pistas and cardamom.
  10. Save a tsp.of chopped almonds and pistas for decorating.
  11. The milk should be thick enough to thickly coat back of a spoon.
  12. Transfer to a decorative glass bowl.
  13. Cool to room temperature.
  14. Chill in refrigerator.
  15. Just before serving,
  16. Carefully lay the silver foil at the center.
  17. Dot with rose petals, saved almonds, and pistas.
  18. Serve chilled.

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This recipe was contributed by Foodie #48100 on 01 Feb 2002

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