Phirni is an Indian dessert which is made using rice and milk.
Light, creamy and sweet, this chilled rice pudding flavored with rose water is the perfect accompaniment for a hot summer day or after a spicy meal. Kheer and phirni is very similar between each other, basically both are rice puddings.
1. Kheer – we use basmati Rice(cooked with milk)
2. Phirni -we use using grounds rice ( dissolved in milk )
The process is same, which you have to boil the milk with sugar then put in Rice/ground rice, Then all the nuts or dried fruit. Then chill.
It can be flavored with ground green cardamoms seeds or rose water or rose water.
I made phirni as a Prasad for Lord Hanuman’s Pooja which we do every Tuesday. Yes every Tuesday I make sweets to offer as Prasad for Pooja ( worshipping). I personally liked phirni more than kheer. It tastes best when served chilled, you can have it with fruit cake also.
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Recipe Courtesy: milkmaid recipes.
Sweetened Condensed milk -1 can
Few rose petals.
chopped nuts to garnish.
1. Soak rice in water for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Drain water and grind to a fine paste.
2. Add milk to paste and heat together, stirring constantly so that the mixture does not stick to the bottom. Bring to a boil. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes. Add Sweetened Condensed Milk and remove from fire.
3. Add Cardamom(elaichi)powder and rose water. Leave to cool and set in a refrigerator. Serve garnished with rose petals or nuts or both.
#Condensed milk is itself very sweet , so adding sugar is not required. If you think that phirni is too thick add boiled milk to it.
# On keeping in fridge generally phirni thickens. Add boiled milk to it to restore the consistency.
# It is very important to stir phirni continuously to avoid rice lumps.