Phirni Firni - How To Make Broken Rice Pudding

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Jun. 07, 2018

Phirni or Firni is a broken rice pudding served cold. Similar to Kheer that is made with whole rice and is served both hot and cold. It's scented with Cardamom and Saffron and garnished with Pistachios or other nuts.


Basmati rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Ghee 1 Tablespoon
Cardamom seeds 1/2 Teaspoon
Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Milk 1 Liter
Saffron 1/4 Teaspoon
Chopped nuts 4 Tablespoon (for garnish)



1.Soak the basmati rice for an hour.


2.Drain the water and then pulse it till it looks like granules.

3.Heat the ghee and saute the cardamom seeds.

4.Saute the rice.

5.Add the sugar and the milk.

6.Keep stirring till the milk is reduced by half.

7.Add the saffron.

8.Keep stirring till the milk thickens and the rice is cooked.

9.Cool and add some saffron strands and sliced pistachios to garnish.


10.Chill before serving

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 10