April 30, 2012

How to Make Phirni

Recipe by Naiya Sheth: Learn how to make Phirni. After lunch or dinner desert is must. Phirni is a perfect choice for desert lovers. Basically Phirni is a traditional rice custard cooked with milk. So it is very rich in calcium. Some people called it firni also. Basically there are different types of phirnies. They may be dry fruit phirni, strawberry phirni, sitafal phirni etc. But here it's a home made recipe for phirni with dry fruits which is cooked in handi.

Preparation time - 35 to 40 minutes
Cooking time - 15 to 20 minutes

Ingredients to make Phirni:

1 liter milk
1/4 cup basmati rice
200 to 250 grams sugar
1 tea spoon saffron
1 tea spoon cardamom powder
1 drop rosewater concentrate

For garnishing:

Sliced almonds
Sliced pistachio
Cardamom powder
Silver foil (opt.)

Method to make Phini:

  • Wash and soak rice for 30 minutes. Drain and crush till fine paste in blander.
  • Dissolve saffron in about 1 tea spoon warm milk and keep a side.
  • Boil milk in a handi, add rice paste and sugar to it.
  • Mix well. Cook at low flame, stir occasionally. Ensure there are no lumps.
  • Cook till mixture is thick like custard.
  • When ready remove from flame add cardamom powder, saffron and rose water. Let it come to room temperature.
  • Transfer in a serving bowl and refrigerate till chilled.
  • At the time of serving garnish with almonds, pistachio and cadamom seeds and silver foil.
  • Serve chilled Phirni as rich desert.

1 comment:

  1. Nice recipe. I tried, without kesar... so didn't get the right colour. But the taste was great. Thanks!!