Paiox is not only one of the most popular desserts of Assamese delicacy, but also commonly used as an offering to God.
A few Assamese terminologies:
Paiox: a delicious sweet dish made of milk and rice.
Joha Saool: a variety of tiny grained rice with a delicious aroma.
To make Paiox, you need :
2 fist full or 7 tblsps level Joha rice
1 and 1/2 ltr Milk
6 tblsps level Sugar
A few Bay leaves,
few Cashew nuts
a small stick of Cinnamon,
a few Raisins,
a pinch of edible Camphor(optional).
Wash and soak rice for an hour.
Boil milk and put in the rice, cook stirring frequently over a medium flame. Do not cover while making Paiox.
Add all the remaining ingredients, leaving aside sugar, keep cooking, stirring in between. Add Sugar only after the rice is properly cooked. Gradually lower the heat and cook stirring, checking the consistency of the Paiox all the while. See that there is enough milk when you put the burner off as the remaining milk will evaporate once the Paiox is cooled.I personally prefer the natural aroma of Joha Saool mixed with cardamom, hence, never put camphor.
Delicious Paiox is ready ....