Phirni is another popular Indian dessert, it is a bit similar to Rice Kheer in preparation but has a different texture and flavor. It is a creamy rice based pudding which is always relished when chilled. 

Also try: Rice Kheer, Carrot Halwa, Kesar Malai Ladoo or Atta Ladoo.

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: Indian

Servings: 6

Time: Preparation – 5 Mins, Cooking –  30 Mins, Total – 35 mins.


  1. Whole Milk –  1 Litre
  2. Rice – 1/4 cup (soaked for 20 mins)
  3. Sugar – 1/3 Cup 
  4. Saffron Threads – a large pinch
  5. Cardamom Powder – 1/4 tsp
  6. Crushed Pistachios for garnishing.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Phirni:

  1. Take soaked rice and rinse thoroughly, drain all the water. Transfer it to a grinding jar along with 1/2 cup milk. Grind to a smooth paste. Keep aside
  2. Heat remaining milk in a thick bottom pan and bring it to boil. Turn the flame to low and cook for 10 mins, stirring occasionally
  3. Now slowly add the rice-milk paste in portions with continuous stirring, so that no lumps are formed. Mix well 
  4. Cook on low flame till it starts to thicken and rice is cooked, stir occasionally
  5. Add saffron threads and mix. Cook till it thickens
  6. Turn off the flame, add sugar and cardamom powder. Mix well
  7. Your Phirni is ready. Let it cool down then chill it. Top it with some crushed pistachios while serving.


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