Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Phirni - a sweet recipe

We were craving for some sweets for a long while. Phirni is rice pudding with a difference, the difference lies that the rice is grounded and then made into a paste unlike normal kheer where rice grains are used. To me taste wise phirni is a smooth and evenly flavoured pudding with kesar and rose essence water.

I was running short of time, so thought of using rice flour, instead of the whole process of soaking rice grains and then grounding it. This saved me some time as well. Rice flour is easily available these days in many supermarkets and every city has their own chain of supermarkets. You can easily spot them in Indian supermarkets here in abroad.

To the recipe now

Phirni- Sweet Recipe

Recipe requirements

4 and half teacups of whole milk

½ cup of rice flour

½ cup of sugar

2-3 pinches of saffron strands

3-4 tbs of rose essence water
2-3 green cardamoms


In a cup of whole milk, dissolve rice flour slowly and if needed add more whole milk to form a lump free smooth mixture. Keep aside.

In a heavy bottom pan, add in rest of the whole milk. Crush some green cardamoms and add in to the simmering milk. Let it come to one boil. Lower the flame and add in sugar. Keep on stirring.

Now add in rice and milk mixture slowly, stirring and mixing well to make sure it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan. Phirni requires constant mixing otherwise the pudding will have lumps.

After about 10-15 mints when the sugar has dissolved properly and the milk mixture will start thickening. Take it off from the flame.

Add in rose essence water and stir once again. Garnish with saffron strands.

Set in individual moulds and chill in fridge for 3-4 hrs. Phirni is best enjoyed when it’s chilled.

Garnishing can be any types of nuts as well.

Wishing a very Happy Eid who are celebrating. Enjoy and have fun. Eid Mubarak!!