Kesari Phirni

To start with Phirni is the easiest sweet dessert that one can make and an ideal dessert dish to try for a beginner.

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This is a type of rice pudding , prepared with soaked and  then grinded  raw rice paste, full cream milk , sugar and cardamom powder.

Various types of phirni’s are there , to name a few —  kesari phirni (showcased here), mango phirni, rose phirni, chocolate phirni and the list goes on —

This creamy rice mixture is set in earthen pots , which is then garnished with nuts like pistachios and almonds. This creamy dessert is made in India by Hindu and Muslims to celebrate festivals like —  Holy, Eid and Diwali,  and today I  thought of preparing  since  we are celebrating  Bengali new year (poila baisakh  🙂

Star Ingredient : Kesar (Saffron)

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Serves  6 to 7 people

Main Ingredients :

  • 1 cup rice soaked for an hour or so
  • Milk ( full cream) one and a half litre
  • Sugar 2 cups
  • Cardamom powder ( pinch)
  • Nuts to garnish (Pistachio)

Method :

Soak the rice with water for an hour .  Bring  the milk  to a boil in a heavy bottomed vessel  . Meanwhile grind the rice to a coarse mixture paste and then add this to the milk together with sugar.

Keep on simmering the milk on low flame , till it is reduced to 3/4 of its original quantity. Keep on stirring , since it will have a tendency to stick to the bottom. Take few strands of kesar and dissolve in half cup of milk.

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At the end add kesar and cardamom powder.

After the phirni  is done, transfer the kheer  to earthen pots and chill it in a freezer , till it gets set.

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Garnish it with nuts and rose petals , your creamy phirni is ready to eat. 🙂

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Happy Cooking ——–  🙂

 

 

 

11 Comments Add yours

  1. beautiful writing and pictures are lovely

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  2. flavours2017 says:

    Thanks once again for liking my blog —

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  3. Rupali says:

    Thank you for sharing this fantastic and easy recipe.

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  4. flavours2017 says:

    You are welcome Rupali — do try it is indeed a simple one – 🙂

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  5. Lovely picture and great recipe. I love Phirni 🙂

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  6. rdhealthy says:

    Lovely pictures and yummy recipe 😊

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  7. flavours2017 says:

    Thank you😊

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  8. Love rice pudding! This looks delicious!

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  9. flavours2017 says:

    It is delicious Diane , do try this one if you have a sweet tooth😊

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  10. Neetha says:

    Lovely pics and awesome recipe!! Looks delish..

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  11. flavours2017 says:

    Thanks Neetha 😊

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