Phirni: Rice Pudding Recipe

by - January 24, 2015



Indian cuisine is characterized by the typical use of spices and herbs in most recipes. Among the desserts, you cannot miss the firni, a creamy dessert made from milk and rice and is flavored with rose water or cardamom and decorated with almond flakes.

This sweet of Persian origin was introduced by their ancestors of Shah Jahan, who while settling in northern India led to the creation of fine dining and majestic that he wanted to fill the melancholy tested for their land of origin.

Phirni is a typical dessert of rice and almonds originating from the area of Rajasthan in northern India and is now widespread in the Indian subcontinent. The firni is a famous recipe sweet native of northern India, easy to prepare and perfect for the palates of vegetarians. Phirni is a cold dessert made ​​from thickened milk and crushed ice.


Ingredients:

4 tbsp almonds, crushed
4 tbsp ricotta cheese
5 cups milk
4 cups condensed milk
5 tbsp sugar
1 tsp cardamom
1 cup rice flour
10 saffron threads
5 drops rose water

Recipe Method:

In a heavy wok, boil milk for quite sometime. Let it get thickened.

Add the sugar, condensed milk and rice flour. Let the milk boil for another 15 minutes.

Add cheese and cardamom powder into this and let it boil until the milk attains custard like consistency. Keep stirring to avoid the burn.

Add the paste of chopped almonds, saffron and rosewater essence.

Serve it directly into matkas or into individual serving bowls & refrigerate before serving.


The rabri is an Indian pudding, which is a delicious and creamy dessert with an exotic flavor given by cardamom and rose water. It is also known by the name of rabdi or Rabadi. The rabri is a good sweet milk to replace the usual ice cream in the summer, and made very tasty by the use of almonds and hazelnuts. It is in fact served as ice cream.

Ingredients:

4 cups of milk
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon flour
1 tablespoon rose water
4 cardamom pods
a handful of pistachios
a handful of almonds

Recipe Method:

Pour the milk into a saucepan with a thick bottom and let it boil keeping the flame low. The milk will not burn, so be careful and stir often.

As the milk boils, add the cardamom pods, flour and sugar. Cook for another 20 minutes with low heat until the milk evaporates and you do not get a thick liquid.

Remove from heat and add the rose water. Pour into cups and let cool.

Meanwhile, chop the pistachios and almonds in the mixer. Scatter them on the cups.

Put in the fridge for a few hours and serve cold.



Suggestions:

1 - To save time, you can prepare the rabri the microwave. Put all ingredients in the bowl except the flour and cook for 6 minutes at maximum power.

2 - Do you want to give more color to your rabri? Add a pinch of saffron.

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37 comments

  1. It sounds absolutely delicious! I love creamy rice puddings, but have never eaten any made with rice flour or saffron and cardamom. I love condensed milk!

    Do you by any chance know the Western equivalents of khoya and kewra? I have never heard of either.

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  2. Looks and sounds like something I would love. Very interesting ingredients. Lovely photo with the red on white.

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  3. I think I 'd like this pudding very much. It looks like very inviting....
    Have a nice day!
    Ciao from Italy.

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  4. This sounds delicious!

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  5. Looks and sounds delicious! =)

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  6. wow, ricoota cheese and almonds sound like an interesting twist to the regular phirni or the one that I know.
    Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Wow..Its funny how rose is the thing of the season. Seen a number of recipes in the blogsphere all involving rose in some form or the other. This looks absolutely lovely. Will definitely try. I'm sure it will be a hit! :)

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  8. Vowwwww!!!! love the colour of the rose....
    Pudding looks simply delicious...

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  9. Thanks for dropping by my space... and leaving lovely comment in between love the color of the rose....Pudding looks simply delicious...

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  10. This looks delicious Kalyan da .. splendid ..regards

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  11. The phirni looks smooth and creamy...Beautiful decorations too..

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  12. Hi Kalyan! Your rice flour milk pudding looks delicious and I love how you presented here.

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  13. This look georgeous, Im following you, gloria

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  14. What a beautiful recipe - look at those rose pedals! - rice puddings are delightful and you've assembled some fabulous ingredients here. The rose water is brilliant.

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  15. thank you to have visited my fotoblog !
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    jacques robert

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  16. It looks yummy... nice post kalyan...

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  17. Thank you for your visit and your kind comment!
    I find your blog very interesting as it had a lot of different topics...Firni pudding looks very tempting :))
    Greetings DeeBee

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  18. hi kalyan, such a versatile recipe, where i can add some of my favorite ingredients in.. great to try !

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  19. Double Ds! Delicious and delicate looking! Yum!

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  20. Thanks for your visit and jour comment on my blog.
    See you later.

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  21. Hola Kalyan; gracias por tu comentario en mi foto, que magnifica pinta tiene esa receta, como se suele decir; mejor sabra, un saludo muy cordial desde Reinosa.

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  22. Hi, Lovely shot of a great dish.
    Greetings from sweden
    /Ingemar

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  23. I love phirni and this looks just perfect .. like you got it from a restaurant.

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  24. That looks and sounds delicious!

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  25. Great job, I love that wonderful dessert with rain of petals.

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  26. Oh my goodness - this looks just delicious!

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  27. Thank you Kalyan for your visit and your lovely comment! The phirni looks smooth and absolutely delicious!! Lovely clicks!

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  28. Phirni looks yum yum ..
    Thanx for visiting my blog n leaving your sweet comments !!

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  29. Delicious looking phirni. This is one of my all time favorite desserts.

    You have a nice blog , loved many of your posts !

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  30. This looks so luscious...I love Phirni, but haven't tried with almonds. Must do that soon! :D

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  31. A nice photo of the pudding. Simple but lovely!

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  32. Wonderful blog! Glad to be your latest follower :)

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  33. Hi!
    Lovely picture and a great dish.
    Greetings from sweden
    /Ingemar

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