How to make Kiwi Phirni -

Kiwi adds both colour and flavour to the popular phirni.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Kiwi fruit (कीवी फ्रूट ), Rice (चावल)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Desserts

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Kiwi Phirni

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Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 4-5 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Kiwi Phirni Recipe

  • Kiwi fruit peeled and finely chopped 3

  • Rice soaked and coarsely ground 4 tablespoons

  • Milk 1 litre

  • Sugar 3/4 cup

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Almonds slivered 6-8

  • Pistachios slivered 8-10


Step 1

Boil milk in a deep non-stick pan for ten minutes, stirring continuously, so that no skin forms on the surface.

Step 2

Add rice and cook, stirring occasionally, till the rice is cooked.

Step 3

Add sugar and cardamom powder, mix well and cook till the sugar melts. Remove from heat, cool down to room temperature. Add kiwi and mix well.

Step 4

Pour into individual serving bowls, preferably kasoras (earthenware bowls). Sprinkle almond and pistachio slivers on top, chill and serve.

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