Kesar Phirni | How to make Kesar Phirni

By Poonam Bachhav  |  10th Sep 2016  |  
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About Kesar Phirni Recipe

Phirni / Firni is a popular North Indian creamy and rich dessert. It is a milk and rice based sweet dish specially made and enjoyed on occasions like Diwali , Holi , Eid and is traditionally served in clay containers. Earthen containers soak the extra moisture from the pudding and make it more creamy and firm.

Kesar Phirni is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Kesar Phirni in your kitchen. This recipe requires 120 minutes for preparation and 20 minutes to cook. The Kesar Phirni by Poonam Bachhav has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Kesar Phirni at home without any difficulty. Kesar Phirni is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Kesar Phirni would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Kesar Phirni this weekend. Share your Kesar Phirni cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Poonam Bachhav for inputs. In case you have any queries for Kesar Phirni you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Poonam Bachhav. You can also rate the Kesar Phirni and give feedback.

Kesar Phirni

Ingredients to make Kesar Phirni

  • 2 cups Full cream Milk ( ½ liter)
  • ¼ cup sugar or as required
  • 2 tbsp. Basmati rice
  • 6-8 almonds
  • Few strands of saffron
  • Few pistachios
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder

How to make Kesar Phirni

  1. Rinse and soak the Basmati rice in water along with the Almonds for 1-2 hrs.
  2. Meanwhile boil milk and simmer it for 8-10 minutes. Take 2 tbsp milk from it in a small bowl and soak the saffron strands in it. Let rest of the milk cool down at room temperature and keep covered until use.
  3. Peel the Almonds. Transfer them along with the soaked rice and little water or milk to a mixer jar and grind to a coarse paste.
  4. To a heavy bottom pan or a nonstick pan , add the milk and rice paste and mix very well , ensuring there are no lumps. Now heat this pan on medium flame and allow the rice to cook for about 10 -12 minutes.
  5. Keep stirring in between , so that the pudding do not stick to the bottom. Now add sugar and saffron soaked milk and stir well. Cook the phirni until the sugar dissolves completely.In the last add the cardamom powder , give a quick stir .
  6. Put off the flame.Spoon the Keasr Phirni into individual earthen bowls , garnish it with chopped pistachios and saffron . When the pudding cools down to room temperature, cover it with a cling film ,refrigerate for an hour before serving.

My Tip:

Do not cook the pudding until it is too thick , as the phirni will thicken further on cooling.

Reviews for Kesar Phirni (1)

Sheeni Singh2 years ago

one of the best desserts ever tasted :)

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