Monday, July 12, 2010


Phirni is a classic dessert which needs no introduction. Phirni is a sweet made out of rice. It must have originated during the times of mughal rule in India since similar rice pudding and desserts are also seen in Lebanese cuisine (must have been middle eastern in origin). Here goes the recipe...

Milk - 1 litre
Basmati rice - 100 grams
Cashew, badam, pista paste - 1 tsp
Cardamom - 6 nos
Saffron -3-4 strands
Sugar for taste
Sweetened condensed milk - 400 grams
Condensed milk cream - 170 grams
Salt - 1 pinch

For the garnish
Almond - 4 nos
Pista - 4 nos
Saffron strands - 1 pinch
Raisins (optional) - 4 - 8 nos
Silver foil (optional)

Wash rice and drain well using a clean dry cloth. Boil milk, add cardamon (Discard them after the aroma is released), add this rice with constant stirring and cook till the rice is done (can add more water). Mash well. Reduce the flame, add condensed milk cream with constant stirring and cook till it thickens. Add the cashew, badam and pista paste, saffron strands, pinch of salt and mash well again using a hand mixer. Add condensed milk, sugar for taste and turn off the flame. Chill for 4-5 hours, garnish and serve.

To garnish, place silver foil on the phirini and take it out carefully. Add sliced almonds, sliced pista, cashew, raisins, saffron etc. for the garnishing . Add sugar as per need, Can use sugarfree also. Can add cardamon powder instead of whole cardamons.


  1. really delicious and yummy sweet.. nicely done.. looks so creamy nrich

  2. lovely n creamy rice pudddding..heavenly

  3. A tasty desert ofcource...any sweet with rice...I just love it :)

  4. Delicious and creamy..looks so inviting.

  5. I have always wondered how this is made. Thanks for explaining it, I will surely try it out :)

  6. Hmm...... luks yummy and creamy too.. well explained

  7. I have seen recipes with rice flour, this one looks really good. I love them

  8. wat a rich and delicious one,luks fantastic...

  9. very creamy n delicious looking phirni...yummy yum :)

  10. looks rich,creamy n tempting

  11. To think of it I never made Phirni...this looks delicious and yum...and thanks for dropping by my blog

  12. Hi rach, thanks so much for asking, i still have back ache but feeling much better than before...thats why not using computer much...and phirni looks yum, loved the presentation rach...

  13. mouthwatering dessert, looks soo luscious n smooth

  14. Rich n creamy Rice like like

  15. Wow Yum! I feel like having it right now!

  16. Yummy phirni..Tempting clicks!

  17. looks so rich and delicious...yumm


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