How to make Sitaphal Kheerni -

Custard apple gives a new twist to this delicious fusion of kheer and phirni

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Custard apple (sitaphal) (सीताफल), Rice (चावल)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Desserts

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Sitaphal Kheerni

Sitaphal Kheerni Recipe Card


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 : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 51-60 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Sitaphal Kheerni Recipe

  • Custard apple (sitaphal) 3 medium

  • Rice soaked 4 tablespoons

  • Milk 5 cups

  • Sugarfree Natura 14 measures

  • Rice soaked and ground 2 tablespoons

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Pistachios blanched and sliced 8-10


Step 1

De-stone custard apple. Keep aside a little of the flesh and puree the rest.

Step 2

Heat milk in a pan. Add rice and cook stirring from time to time. Add Sugar Free Natura and continue to cook till the rice is almost done. Add ground rice and cook stirring continuously. Add green cardamom powder.

Step 3

When sufficiently thickened, take it off the heat and set it aside to cool a little.

Step 4

Add custard apple puree and mix well. Add the custard apple flesh and mix. Transfer into the earthenware bowls (sakoras) and garnish with pistachios.

Step 5

Chill and serve.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.