18 Oct

Phirni is this wonderful creamy dessert made with ground rice, milk and sugar.

There are many ways of flavoring the phirni. You can either add fresh fruits to flavor them or add saffron or cardamom powder. The phirni would be best if the rice is soaked well in advance and ground to a fine texture. They are best served on earthen ware called “matkis”.

My phirni here is flavored with rose-water and served with dry fruits and rose petals. Try them out, they are not difficult to make but would surely get you a lot of appreciation.



Milk                                                                                     –              1 litre

Basmati rice (soaked)                                                           –              3 tbsps

Condensed milk                                                                   –              ½ tin

Rose water                                                                          –              2 tbsps

Rose petals for garnishing

Almonds (slivered)                                                               –              a few

Pistachios (slivered)                                                             –              a few



Wash and soak the basmati rice in water for about an hour.

Drain the rice after an hour, wash well and grind to a paste with milk.

Now, bring the rest of the milk to a boil.

When they start to boil, slowly add the rice paste, making sure to keep stirring or else lumps would form.

Cook this for about 15 minutes on a slow heat, stirring continuously.

Add the condensed milk and mix well. Cook for a further 10 minutes.

Remove from heat and add the rose-water and mix well.

Pour into the “matkis” and cool.

Refrigerate this for some time and serve chilled garnished with rose petals and the dry fruits.




Posted by on October 18, 2014 in Festival Dishes, Sweets


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7 responses to “Phirni

  1. Aruna Panangipally

    October 18, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    So so beautiful!

    • menakarun

      October 18, 2014 at 2:28 pm

      Thank u aruna..😊

  2. Sandhya

    October 18, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Wow! Your phirni looks absolutely gorgeous! I love the presentation in clay pots-absolutely stunning photos!

    • menakarun

      October 18, 2014 at 4:31 pm

      Mutual admiration i guess…😊

  3. cafegarima

    October 22, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    I Love firmi! And your photograhy!! ❤ Happy Diwali!!

  4. cafegarima

    October 22, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Oops Photography! and the earthy setups!! ❤

    • menakarun

      October 22, 2014 at 12:57 pm

      Got it then..happens ro me very often..😋


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