This is a traditional East Indian dessert served at Eid time. It is good served cold or warm.
1 gal 2% milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup almonds, blanched, skin removed and sliced thin
1/4 cup pistachios, blanched, skin removed and sliced thin
1/4 teaspoon saffron
1 cup fine roasted vermicelli, broken up (found in Indo-Pak grocery stores)
1 teaspoon rose water
1/2 cup raisins
5 dried dates, soaked and cut in four
Place milk in heavy pot and bring to boil on medium heat. Turn heat to low and continue to boil. Add sugar and boil for 5 minutes. Add dates and raisins, cook 5 minutes. Add rest of ingredients, except rose water. Cook 15 minutes, turn heat off and add rose water. Cover and let sit for ¸ hour. Garnish with toasted almond slices.
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