Saturday 18 June 2022

Phirni / Firni / Rice Pudding

Phirni is a thick and creamy pudding made from ground rice,milk, sugar and saffron. 

This traditional Indian dessert is worth trying for any special occasion! 

Try and enjoy with your loved ones.

: Serves - 4 to 5 (approximately) 

Basmati rice - 1/3 cup 
Full cream milk - 1 litre 
Sugar - 1/2 to 3/4 cup 
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp 
Saffron - few strands 
Nuts - for garnishing


Wash and drain the basmati rice.

Add water and allow to soak the rice for 30 minutes.

Drain it completely and allow to dry in cloth.

Once it is dried, grind it into coarse powder using pulse mode.  Keep aside.

Add one liter of milk in a heavy bottom pan; allow to boil.

Take few strands of saffron in a bowl, add 1/4 cup of hot milk into that and allow to soak.

Add rice powder gradually into the boiling milk and stir well to avoid lumps.

Continue cooking in low to medium flame till the rice is cooked and milk quantity reduced to half.

This process will take approximately 15 to 20 mins.

After that add sugar, cardamom powder, saffron infused milk . Give a mix and continue cooking for another 5 to 7 minutes.

Switch off the gas.  Once it becomes warm ; Transfer to a serving bowl and top it with nuts.

Let it refrigerate for at least 5 hrs before serving for best taste!

Now tasty and creamy Rice Phirni is ready to serve.

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