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Monday, March 12, 2012

Phirni With Rice Flour


Summer is setting in and by the initial looks of it , it seems that this one will be a long heat wave. During this period I am on a mission to prepare certain cuisines that not only taste good but also helps the body to beat the heat. One of such dessert that acts as a soothing agent after a heavy lunch is called Firni ( Rice Pudding) . It may have originated from the Middle east  but now a days it has become a delicacy in the South Asia particularly in India and Pakistan. The key point in preparation is that it must be refrigerated and then eaten. Hope you like this dessert as a finale at the end of a sumptuous meal.

Ingredients:
1/2 ltr Milk + 3 tbsp hot milk separate in a cup
60 gm Rice flour
50 gm Sugar
1 tsp Cardamom powder
1 tsp Rose water
1 tbsp chopped Almonds and pistachios 
A few strands of saffron dipped in milk( approx. 2tsp milk)
Silver leaf for decoration (optional)

Method:
Boil milk in a heavy pan on medium heat till it reduces to half of it's original quantity. Keep stirring in between. Make a paste with rice flour and hot milk in a cup, dilute till you get a thin consistency.Add this to the pan and keep stirring so that no lumps are formed. Cook on low heat by stirring continuously for 10-12 minutes. 



The texture should be coarse  and little thick, now add sugar and mix well. Continue to cook on low flame the sugar dissolves. Before removing the pan from the heat, add cardamom powder and mix well. Remove from heat, add saffron strands liquid and rose water. Mix well. Pour into small individual earthen pots for best results and let it cool. Then chill it in the refrigerator for a while. Garnish with chopped nuts.

67 comments:

  1. Wow what a yummy looking phirni... Want to taste it now itself...

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  2. Hey yummy phirni....mouth watering here.....awesome presentation

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  3. awesome pics!!! ive never tried phirni before... but it seems pretty easy from this

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  4. looks sooo delicious ...i luv phirni and make it quite often ....lovely clicks !

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  5. Looks yummy. chilled desserts have my vote any day. And this looks so easy to make too.

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  6. amazing and i thought this is the most difficult dish. looks so yummy.. wud love to try this if i can keep enough patience for milk to boil hehe

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  7. such a delicious dessert deepa..love this one

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  8. Amazing clicks dear... Looks yummy and delicious.

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  9. Yummy dessert, looks so delicious n mouthwatering presentation.

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  10. Looks super inviting.. love the garnish very much!!

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  11. Awesome looking phrini Deepa.I loved it.I am longing to have a portion from that..Yum!

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  12. wow yummy looking dish. I want to eat it now, I like your way of presentation.

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  13. deepa...really fabulos....great sweet

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  14. Looks yummy.. my sis in law made this recently with broken rice not rice flour, I will share your recipe with her.. I think it will come out more smoothly... Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Drooling over this yummy dessert. Never tasted this, thanks for sharing

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  16. beautiful click Deepa. eta amar most fav. tumi akdom dokaner moto baniecho.

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  17. Wonderful clicks to justify the yummy dessert.

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  18. Yummy and lovely clicks!!!

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  19. wow..awesome recipe

    Aarthi
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  20. Hey Deepa, I thought you forgot about me! just kidding.. love your sweets as well as whimsical fried Mari biscuits!

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  21. wow...
    looks rich and delicious deepa :)
    pretty clicks dear.

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  22. Thats a very flavorful phirni dear...

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  23. yum yum...love the clay bowl and varakh..Jagruti Dhanecha

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  24. Beautiful phirni deepa, slurp. I like the creamyness and the presentation is so pretty dear.

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  25. Phirni looks delicious! Nice clicks!

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  26. Looks divine,awesome preparation and beautifully presented..yum

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  27. phirni looks yummy..beautifully presented..loved it!!
    Spicy-Aroma

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  28. phirni looks awesome..i had once from some pakistani restuarent ....i loved it...will try it soon

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  29. wonderful dessert and nice clicks dear..

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  30. That looks delicious! I have a request -- will you please post a recipe for sarson ka saag? Thanks!

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  31. The phirni looks awesome... The first pic is a stunner... Bookmarked Deepa :)

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  32. Would be perfect to hvae on a scorching summer day!

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  33. Yup Phirni is simply the best to have during hot summer. Nice presentation, love it!

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  34. Wow !! I loved the dessert..Looks so creamy and yummy !!

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  35. Wonderful dessert i love the clicks n the silver decoration!!

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  36. Yummy dessert...looks delicious...nice presentation.

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  37. looks delish deepa- loved the last pic

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  38. I too make it in a similar way and i love making it with rice flour rather with rice......looks creamy and yum....love the way u presented....

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  39. Delicious Phirni...have always wanted to try it.

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  40. wowww... im drooling here...
    first snap is too tampting dear...u shud give this wen i visit ur place..

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  41. Love Phirnis,looks delicious.

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  42. very yummy and awesome presentation ..
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  43. So creamy and nutty, well presented!

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  44. wow..what a yummy dessert!!! Your click makes it more tempting :)

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  45. I luv the presentation completely desi style..of course,how can i miss the phirini...yummy hit.

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  46. I would like to grab that bowl.Looks delicious.
    Wonderful clicks

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  47. I love phirni...but I make with rice flour and cashew nut powder, never made only with rice flour...looks wonderful, deepa

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  48. mmm. mouth-watering phirni. looks absolutely delicious.

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  49. wow dat looks gr8...i love the recipe and fab presentatn

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  50. 1st time iam seeing this..looks yumm.vl try 2 make this 4 sure..thanx 4 sharing dear......
    Maha

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  51. I have never made this but this time around this is on my must do list.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  52. Wonderful dessert....love it
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  53. yummy dessert. photos are just awesome:)

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  54. Rice pudding is also an American classic...Your version looks wonderful. I love the flavor of cardamom and know that it adds a really nice flavor to this pudding.

    Living in Florida I can relate to living in the heat.

    Cheers.
    Velva

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  55. Tempting clicks and yummy dessert.

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  56. What a lovely dessert! And it looks wonderful with the nuts!

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  57. Phirni looks yum,,,:) it's one of my fav dessert

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  58. Thank you dear friends for praising this phirni. See you in next post

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  59. Wonderful click.must try this soon.

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