“Milk is the complete food, an excellent source of vitamins and minerals needed for building and maintaining strong healthy bodies.” – Wish everybody a Happy World Milk Day!
As we all know, milk is one of the most nutritious drinks in the world. It is not only rich in high-quality protein but also an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, vitamin B12 and riboflavin. It is immensely healthy and is the primary source of nutrition for infant mammals before they can digest other types of food. Because of its high nutritional value, it can reduce the risk of osteoporosis, blood pressure and many other health problems. Many of us grew up with milk; I had it after dinner, in my cereal and now I enjoy it in lattes and different recipes.
So, looking at its nutritional value and health benefits, I feel it is justifiable to celebrate this nutrient-rich liquid food on a global platform.
World Milk Day is celebrated on 1st June every year to raise awareness about milk and its importance as a universal food. This day is also intended to provide an opportunity to bring our attention to the activities that are connected with the dairy sector. People commemorate this day universally to appreciate the nutritional value of milk and respect the hard work of the people working in this sector.
How I am celebrating World Milk Day?
As you can see in the picture, I am celebrating the day most effectively.
What do I want?
I am sure many of you know quite a bit about the history of world milk day, the themes of the day or why we should drink milk etc. If you are like me, let’s explore this website together to know all the necessary information about the day.
As I believe sharing is caring, to celebrate this International event, I am sharing one of my favourite milk-based recipes with you. In my mother tongue (Bengali) we call it ‘Payesh’. It is a famous Indian dessert and, in our community, we make payesh on several auspicious occasions such as on baby showers, birthdays, house warming ceremonies etc.
Bengali chaler payesh recipe (rice pudding recipe):
Course – Dessert
Cuisine – Indian
Prep Time – 5 to 7 minutes
Cook Time – 40 minutes
- 100 gm Gobindobhog or basmati rice.
- 2 tablespoon ghee
- 1-litre full-fat milk
- One cup of sugar or jaggery
- Dry fruits like cashew nuts, raisins, almond, pistachio (one handful of each)
- Soak the rice in water for about 30 minutes.
- Wash the rice properly and drain the excess water.
- Then, mix the rice with ghee and keep it aside for some time.
- Bring milk to boil in a heavy bottom pan and once it starts boiling, add the rice to it.
- Cook it on a low flame until the rice is well cooked and the milk has reduced to almost half.
- Keep on stirring in between as it will take nearly 30 to 40 minutes to get the rice cooked properly.
- Once the rice is cooked, add sugar and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes.
- Add cardamom powder and mix well.
- Your Payesh is done and now garnish it with the dry fruits.
- It tastes better when served in room temperature.
If you are using fat-free milk to prepare this Indian dessert, take 2 to 3 tablespoons of milk powder and mix it well in one cup of lukewarm water. Once your Payesh is done, add this milk to it.Sarbani’s special tip:
So, next time please try this recipe at home and celebrate World Milk Day in a very sweet way.
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