December 23, 2012

Phirni recipe - North Indian rice phirni recipe

Phirni in a serving bowl
Phirni recipe - This is a popular  North Indian dessert  prepared with milk, rice flour and sugar. This is alternative to rice kheer. Usually Phirni is served as a dessert after meals. You can make phirni with different flavours such as mango and almond by mixing mango pulp and almond paste.This is a very easy dessert to prepare and gets ready within few minutes. This recipe is perfect when you are in a hurry and want to finish the cooking very fast with some delicious dessert along with the main meal.

Phirni Recipe - North Indian Rice Phirni
Phirni in a serving bowl
Prep time : 10 mins
Cook time : 15 mins
Total time : 25 mins
Recipe type : Dessert
Cuisine : North Indian
Yield : Serves 4  
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

  • 5 cups milk
  • 1/2  cup rice flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • 15 -16 saffron strands / kesar
  • 1/2 cup chopped  almonds and raisins
  1. Mix the rice flour in 3/4 cup of cold milk and make a smooth paste. Set aside. 
  2. Soak the saffron strands  in 2 tsp of milk and keep it aside.
  3. Boil the milk in a pan on high flame and further simmer it for 5 minutes. Add the sugar and 3/4 of the dry fruits and mix well.
  4. Reduce the flame to low and add the rice flour paste, stir continuously so that no lumps are formed. Simmer till the mixture turns slightly thick.  It thickens more when cooled. So keep it slightly thick.
  5. Switch off the flame. Add the saffron along with milk and cardamom powder. Transfer the phirni to a large bowl and place the bowl in the refrigerator at least for an hour. 
  6. While serving,  transfer the phirni to the serving bowl. Garnish with dry fruits and serve.
Phirni ready to serve


  1. Yummy dessert dear, loved it!!!

  2. Vidya, this sounds delicious. A pudding with nuts and fruits, a sure winner!

  3. Wow I have never heard of this...looking yummy...

  4. looks very delicious...

  5. rich n delicious dessert..

  6. Wonderful & tasty dessert, lovely presentation!

  7. I juz luv phirni...looks very delicious dear..

  8. tasty phirni.. looks so yummy..

  9. Nice dessert. Looks delicious


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