This is a very authentic bengali dessert that is popular everywhere in the country, typically made during any religious or auspicious occasions such as birthdays, baby showers, or annyaprasan. However, every family in bengal have their own variation of payesh. This is how it is made in our family and I love it. Hope you'll like it too.
i do not believe that traditionally ghee ,cardamoms,raisins or almonds are used at all in gurer payesh as that would contradict the pure flavour of the fresh khejurer gur. - 07 Dec 2013