Ramadan Recipes: Phirni

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 06 February 2024
Ramadan Recipes: Phirni

One of the quintessential desserts enjoyed during Ramadan in India is the mouthwatering Phirni. This creamy rice pudding, flavored with cardamom, saffron, and nuts, has been delighting taste buds for generations. Often served chilled in earthenware pots, Phirni is not only a delicious way to end a meal but also a symbol of the rich culinary heritage of Indian cuisine.

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  • Ingredients

    • 40 Minutes
    • 4 Serving
    • 250 Calories
1/4 cup basmati rice
4 cups full-fat milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
A pinch of saffron strands
2 tablespoons chopped nuts (almonds, pistachios)
1 tablespoon rose water
  • Method & Directions

    • 25 Minutes
  1. Prepare Rice
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Rinse the basmati rice under cold water until the water runs clear. Soak the rice in water for 30 minutes, then drain and grind it into a coarse powder using a blender or food processor.
  2. Cook Rice Paste
    تم نسخ الرابط
    In a heavy-bottomed pan, heat the milk over medium heat until it comes to a boil. Gradually add the ground rice paste to the boiling milk, stirring continuously to prevent lumps from forming.
  3. Simmer and Thicken
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Lower the heat to medium-low and continue to cook the rice mixture, stirring frequently, until it thickens to a pudding-like consistency. This should take about 15-20 minutes.
  4. Sweeten and Flavor
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Once the rice pudding has thickened, add sugar, cardamom powder, and saffron strands. Stir well to dissolve the sugar and infuse the flavors into the Phirni.
  5. Add Nuts and Rose Water
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Stir in the chopped nuts and rose water, reserving some nuts for garnish. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  6. Chill and Serve
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Remove the Phirni from heat and let it cool slightly. Transfer the pudding into individual serving bowls or earthenware pots. Garnish with reserved nuts. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.
  • Nutrition Facts

Calories 250
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