MAKUTI - A TASTE OF TRADITION, A TOUCH OF PURITY
In the heartland of Bihar, where culinary traditions are woven into the fabric of everyday life, there’s a dessert that stands as a testament to the region’s rich heritage – Makuti. Resembling the beloved kheer but with its unique texture and flavors, Bihar’s Makuti is a dessert that has graced family gatherings and celebrations for generations. Today, we embark on a culinary adventure to unravel the secrets of this traditional delicacy.
- 1 cup Basmati rice, washed and soaked
- 4 cups milk
- 1/2 cup GOODB Honey
- 1/4 cup mixed dry fruits (cashews, almonds, pistachios), chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
- Saffron strands, a pinch, soaked in warm milk
- Ghee, 2 tablespoons
- Chironji seeds for garnish
Cook the Rice:
In a heavy-bottomed pan, bring the milk to a boil.
Add the soaked rice and simmer on low heat, stirring occasionally, until the rice is fully cooked and the mixture thickens. This forms the base of your Makuti.
Add GOODB Honey and Dry Fruits:
Once the rice is cooked and the mixture thickens, add GOODB Honey and mix well. Let it simmer for a few more minutes until the honey blends perfectly with the rice.
In a separate pan, heat ghee. Add the chopped dry fruits and sauté until they turn golden brown. Add these sautéed dry fruits, cardamom powder, and saffron-soaked milk to the rice mixture. Stir gently to incorporate the flavors.
Garnish and Serve:
Garnish the Makuti with chironji seeds for that authentic touch. Serve the Makuti warm, allowing your taste buds to relish the fusion of honey, saffron, and dry fruits in this delightful traditional dessert.
In each spoonful of Makuti, you taste not just the richness of honey and the crunch of dry fruits, but also the essence of Bihar’s culinary heritage. It's a dessert that carries the warmth of family kitchens and the sweetness of traditions passed down through generations. As you indulge in this delightful Makuti, you’re not just tasting a dessert; you’re savoring the flavors of Bihar’s culture and the sweetness of its people. Enjoy this culinary journey, crafted with care and GOODB Honey’s sweetness, and let it transport you to the heart of Bihar’s traditional kitchens.