Kesari Phirni | How to make Kesari Phirni

By Rita Arora  |  8th May 2016  |  
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About Kesari Phirni Recipe

Phirni means a Kheer of ground rice flour in which we can also add our favourite dry fruits.

Kesari Phirni

Ingredients to make Kesari Phirni

  • rice - 80 grams (a little less than 1/2 cup)
  • Milk - 1 litre full cream
  • Milk pwd - 3 tbsp
  • saffron(kesar) - 20 to 25 pieces
  • pistachios(pista) - 10 to 12 (finely chopped)
  • cashew nuts - 10 to 12 (cut into small pieces)
  • sugar - 75 grams (1/3 cup)
  • cardamom pwd -1/2 tsp
  • kewra essence - 2-3 drops

How to make Kesari Phirni

  1. Clean rice, wash and soak in water for 30 minutes. Remove water from rice and grind it to a lightly thick paste.
  2. Heat milk in a heavy based utensil. After the milk comes to boil put the rice paste in it and cook till this mixture comes to boil again(stir continuously). Add milk pwd and mix well.
  3. On a low flame till cook till Phirni becomes thick and rice gets cooked. Stir Phirni every 2 minutes.
  4. Put sugar, cashew nut pieces and saffron in some milk and mix. Cook Phirni till sugar dissolves. Phirni is ready. Turn off the gas. Add elaichi powder, kewra essence and mix well.
  5. Take out Phirni in a bowl and garnish with chopped pistachios or pour Phirni in small bowls and garnish with chopped pistachios. Keep these bowls filled with Phirni in the fridge to cool. Serve chilled and delicious Kesari Phirni for dessert after dinner

My Tip:

Phirni has many flavours and aromas which we can prepare, like Kesar Pista Phirni, Walnut Phirni, Mango Phirni, Kaju Phirni, Rose Phirni, Badam Phirni, Coconut Phirni, Banana Phirni, Grapes Phirni, etc, etc..

Reviews for Kesari Phirni (1)

Ayushi Prakash2 years ago

looks amazing! Can't wait to try it.

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