Phirni Recipe - Creamy rice based dessert from north India.

This recipe is from the book Khazana of Indian Recipes.

Main Ingredients : Rice, Milk

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Desserts


Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Phirni Recipe - How to make Phirni


Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Rice soaked5 tablespoons

  • Milk 1 litre

  • Saffron (kesar) a pinch

  • Sugar 3/4 cup

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Pistachios blanched, peeled and sliced10-15


Step 1

Drain and grind the rice to a coarse paste. Bring milk to a boil. Add rice paste dissolved in a little water or cold milk.

Step 2

Cook till rice is completely cooked, stirring constantly. Add saffron and mix well.

Step 3

Add sugar and cardamom powder and cook till sugar is completely dissolved. Pour into earthenware or china bowls and garnish with pistachios.

Step 4

Chill in a refrigerator for an hour before serving.