Traditional Indian Recipes


Phirni is a popular North Indian sweet dish. This popular dessert is flavoured with cardamom and saffron. Served during festivals and occasions.


1/2 cup long grained rice (like Basmati)
1 litre/ 4 cups of whole/ full cream milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
1 pinch of saffron
1/2 cup mix of unsalted almonds and pistachios chopped coarsely


Procedure of Phirni:

  • Thoroughly wash and drain the rice. Put it into a bowl and cover with water. Soak for 2 hours.
  • Drain all the water away and grind the rice to a very coarse paste ( grainy appearance ).
  • Put the rice paste, milk, sugar, cardamom (powdered )and saffron into a deep, heavy bottomed pan and cook on medium heat till the rice is completely done (it will get soft).
  • Stir frequently to prevent the milk from scorching or burning at the base of the pan.
  • Keep aside 3 tsp of mixed chopped nuts ,  add the remaining mixed nuts to the Phirni and stir well. Turn off the heat.
  • Allow the Phirni to cool, then chill in the refrigerator. Ready to serve.
  • Garnish with the remaining chopped nuts and serve.
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