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Phirni is a traditional Indian dessert made with ground rice, milk, sugar, and a variety of flavorings such as cardamom, saffron, and rose water. It has a smooth, creamy texture and is typically served chilled or hot in small clay pots. Phirni is a popular dessert in North India and is often served during festivals and special occasions. The ingredients are simmered until they reach a thick, pudding-like consistency, resulting in a sweet and satisfying treat that is enjoyed by people of all ages.


5 Servings
  • 600mL
  • 4tbsp
  • 4tbsp
    Rice powder
  • 2tsp
    Roasted Nuts (crushed)
  • 5
    Strands of Saffron


  1. Take a pan and heat 2/3 of milk in it.

  2. Once it boils add the sugar.

  3. In the rest of the milk mix in a seperate bowl the rice flour till the batter becomes soft.

  4. Add this to the boiling milk and keep stirring till you get a pudding like consistency.

  5. Pour hot in small earthen bowls for setting. The bowls should be soaked in water just before .

  6. Soak the saffron strands in 1 tsp of water or milk for 10 mins

  7. Garnish the phirni with nuts and saffron. You can serve it pipping hot or you can keep it in the fridge to cool and have it chilled.

Tips & Tricks

  1. You can garnish with rose water or rose petals for a different flavour.

Sumita Kakkar
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Sumita Kakkar


Hi! My Name is Sumita. I am a passionate food enthusiast who loves experimenting with new ingredients and flavours. My goal is to share my culinary ... Read More