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Kesar Phirni

umaima's picture
Phirni is a popular North Indian sweet prepared on various occassions. It is essentially a dessert thickened using rice flour and sweetened using sugar. The ingredients are minimal and readily available which makes this sweet easy to whip up. Many Muslim families in India relish a bowl of Phirni along with the traditional sweets on Eid ul Fitr.
Ingredients
  Milk 1 Liter
  Sugar 3⁄4
  Rice flour 3 Tablespoon, mixed with water to a smooth paste
  Saffron 1⁄2 Teaspoon, soaked (Kesar)
  Pistachios 2 Tablespoon, blanched & slivered
Directions

MAKING
1) In a heavy bottomed pan, boil milk.
2) Lower the flame, add sugar to the pan and stir till it dissolves.
3) Mix in the rice flour paste and Saffron. Continue to stir while the mixture thickens.
4) Once the mixture starts to coat the spoon your Kesar Phirni is ready.
5) Pour the phirni in shallow serving bowls and cool for 10min.
6) Refirgerate the phirni till serving time.

SERVING
7)Garnish the phirni with pistachios and serve cold.

TIP
I like to add a pinch of turmeric to the simmering milk to give that intense yellow color to the Kesar Phirni.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
North Indian
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Smooth
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Pudding
Ingredient: 
Rice Flour
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Story
My family is a huge Phirni fan. I prepare Phirni almost on a monthly basis trying various flavors. Every year for Ramdaan Eid Kesar Phirni is savoured by the family simply because the royal Kesar (saffron)flavor adds to the festival spirit.Try my version of Kesar Phirni this Eid.
Subtitle: 
Kesari Phirni

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3 Comments

Anonymous's picture
Mine turned out a bit lumpy :( have to try it a few more times to get the correct consistency. I set the phirni is mud pots.
Mohan Shankarappa's picture
You may want to try making a thin paste of rice flour with cold water before adding to the boiling milk to avoid the formation of lumps. Keep stirring as you add. Good luck next time.
chockyfoodie's picture
I will try it on Ramadan.