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Kesari Phirni  Recipe

A perfect blend of rice and milk to prepare a delicious dessert.

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Preparation Time : 11-15 minutes

Cooking time : 31-40 minutes

Servings : 4

Kesari Phirni

Main Ingredients

Saffron (kesar) , Milk





Level Of Cooking



  • Saffron (kesar)
    a few strands
  • Milk
    1 litre
  • Basmati rice
    50 grams
  • Sugar
    1 cup
  • Green cardamom powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Rose water
    a few drops
  • Pistachios
    1 tablespoon


Step 1

Bring the milk to a boil in a deep pan. Lower the heat and let it simmer till it reduces a little. Grind the soaked rice to a coarse paste.

Step 2

Add a little milk to it and mix to make it a little thinner. Add this to the reduced milk in the pan and cook, stirring continuously to avoid lumps.

Step 3

Add saffron and mix. Add sugar and cook till it thickens. Add green cardamom powder and rose water and mix. Take it off the heat. Add pistachios and mix.

Step 4

Pour into individual kasoris and set aside to cool. Chill and serve.

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