Nolen Gurer Payesh or Rice Pudding with date-palm jaggery is a quintessential element of the Poush Parbon Festival or Makar Sankranti. Payesh is a dish for special occasions and adding freshly made date-palm jaggery during the winter as a celebration of the freshly harvested paddy along with date-palm syrup in the form of Jaggery/ molasses, makes it even special. This signature dish signifies our cultural and culinary heritage. Made with the simplest of ingredients but considerable patience and expertise, this divinely flavorful dessert dish completes our Poush Sankranti celebrations. As a Bengali, I have many sweet memories associated with Poush Sankranti and an array of numerous Pithe-Puli and Payesh. This particular recipe had been lying in my file since long, something or other came up and I missed posting it during the season, so now it might seem a tad off-season. But still remembering those special memories, today I am sharing the recipe of this traditional flavorful delicacy.