Phirni is a very traditional dessert item, which is served as the finishing food on the dinner table. Phirni dessert recipe is a common, delicious and favorite recipe in this subcontinent (Southeast Asia). In Bangladesh and some part of India and Pakistan, it is customary to eat a cup of phirni after a heavy dinner. Normally during the wedding reception and other big parties, it is a common dessert. Some people can’t think of a party’s food menu without phirni. Phirni is also known by different names. Some people call it payesh, others call it kheer but the taste and outlook are almost the same. If you use molasses instead of sugar in phirni, its color and taste will change. Here I used sugar for this recipe. There is some technique for using molasses. Hopefully, I will give you the recipe with molasses phirni in future.
Since phirni is basically the thick formation of milk with scented mini rice and sugar, it is a very tasty and flavored menu that you can hardly avoid even when your stomach is full. Although a few ingredients are used to prepare phirni, a good phirni is said to be the art of cooking of the chef.
I’ll not say that Phirni dessert recipe’s cooking process is quick but it is easy to cook. The process is simple but needs some time for preparation.
|Preparation time||1 hour 10 minutes|
|Cooking time||30 minutes|
|Total time||1 hour 40 minutes|
Ingredients for the phirni dessert recipe
- 4 cups of milk
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- ½ tin condensed milk
- ¼ cup rice chinigura/kalijira (miniature rice)
- ¼ teaspoon cardamom seeds
- 1 teaspoon rose water
- 12-15 raisins/sultanas (dry grape)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Process for the phirni dessert recipe
Wash mini (Chinigura or kalijira) rice and keep in the water for 1 hour. After softening rinse water very well. Grind the rice by hand and break into pieces.
Mix rice with the milk in the nonstick cooking saucepan and put the pan on the burner over medium heat. Stir the milk and rice mix in the pan after blooming.
Stir frequently after rice is fully boiled and reduce the heat. Add sugar gradually and stir the mixture. Add cardamom seeds and condensed milk to the rice mixture. Check the sweetness of the phirni. If you want sweeter, add more sugar to the mixture. Add salt and rose water to the mixture. Once the mixture is getting thick switch off the burner. Take out the phirni from the burner and keep aside for cooling.
Put phirni in the cup (not more than 2/3rd of the cup) for individuals, or it may be taken in a dish. Put few raisins on of the cup or dish. Keep it for cooling. Phirni is ready to be served. Serve the delicious cool phirni as sweet snacks or as a finishing dessert.
- If you like my phirni dessert recipe please share the common and favorite recipe with your family and friends. I love to cook and like to share my delicious food recipes with my beloved friends.
Recipe by Sultana