Calcutta kheer

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Orchards in the Oasis: Recipes, travel and memories

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 2010

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Most people lose weight after a journey in India. I came back fatter as a result of over-indulging in the famous Bengali sweets. The markets and sweet shops in Calcutta were full of them and those I liked best were made from reduced milk, flavoured with cardamom and saffron. But these sweets are laborious to make, so I was pleased to find one that is easy - the luscious Indian rice pudding, kheer.