3 cups milk
3 tbsp. rice washed and soaked in water for 2 hours
3/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp. almonds, blanched and slivered
1 tbsp. pistachios, peeled and slivered
3/4 tsp. cardamom powdered
1/4 tsp. kewra, saffron, or icecream essence as desired
silver foil (optional)
Grind rice to a fine, smooth paste, keep aside.
Put milk to boil. on high flame, in a heavy deep pan.
Slowly pour in rice paste, stirring continuously to avoid lumps.
Stir and cook till mixture is thick.
Add sugar, stir to dissolve.
Mix cardamom in 1 tsp. cold milk or water, mix into mixture.
Mix in essence, pista and almonds, saving some for garnishing.
Pour mixture into a glass bowl or individual bowls.
Cool, chill till it looks set.
Garnish with silver foil and remaining chopped almonds and pistachios.