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.