Ari Payasam /Rice Pudding using Jaggery

Happy Krishna Janamashtami !

Rice - 1/2 cup
Milk - 2 cups.
Jaggery - 3/4 cup (or 3/4 cup sugar)
Water - 2 cups
Cardamom Powder - 1/2 tsp
Edible Camphor - a pinch(literally a pinch only)
Ghee - 1 tbsp

  1. Wash and keep the rice aside.
  2. Heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan.
  3. Add rice , mix well and cook for  two minutes.
  4. Add one cup water and milk and bring to boil.
  5. Lower the heat and cover and cook .
  6. In the mean time melt jaggery with one cup water.
  7. Remove the scum for the top and filter the jaggery.
  8. Add cardamom and keep it back on low flame to cook .
  9. When rice is cooked add the jaggery syrup to it .
  10. Mix well and cook  for another two minutes 
  11. Add edible camphor and remove from fire.

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