Phirni is a classic Indian sweet pudding made in north india on festivals like Eid, and on other celebratory occasions. Phirni is made with Rice, either ground or whole rice.

Ingredients of Phirni 

  • 3 tablespoons Basmati rice
  • ¼ cup Water
  • 5 Almonds blanched, sliced
  • 5 Pistachios blanched
  • 4 cups Milk
  •  cup Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder
  •  Saffron
  • 1 teaspoon Rose water

How to Make Phirni

  • Blanch the almonds and pistachios by soaking in boiling hot water for 20-30 minutes.
  • Wash the rice and soak for 20 minutes.
  • After that discard the soaking water and grind into coarse paste.
  • Take milk into heavy pan and bring it to a boil on medium heat.
  • Once starts boiling add coarsely ground rice and cook for 15-28 minutes or till the rice is cooked and milk is thickened.
  • Then add sugar, cardamom powder and saffron.
  • Now add rose water and turn off the stove.
  • Pour into individual serving bowls, garnish with sliced almonds, pistachios and crushed saffron strands.
  • Cover it and chill in refrigerator for few hours and then serve.