What is a befitting end to every meal? A delicious dessert like phirni, of course! Phirni is a milky dessert that is best served chilled. Indians have had a love affair with phirni ever since they discovered this sweet dish. What makes it special is the rose flavor and garnishing of rose petals. It has a soft texture and is a melt-in-your-mouth delight. But do we know where the dessert actually originated before we learn how to make phirni?
Phirni is believed to have come from ancient Persia or Middle East. It was introduced in India by the Mughals and became a legacy that the rulers from that time started to enjoy. In Persia, phirni was the food of angels and originally known as Sheer Birinj. When Prophet Muhammad went to the seventh heaven to meet God, it was offered to him first. There are also many versions of the phirni in India – two of which are the kheer in the north and payasam in the south. It is called Fereni in Egypt and Muhallabia in Turkey. The recipe also has its own version in China and is made with eight exotic fruits and honey! So many names, and one delightful taste!
To make the Indian version of phirni at home, the ingredients needed are Nestlé MILKMAID, Nestlé a+ Nourish Milk, rice, elaichi, rose water, and rose petals. You must also take note of the following important aspects when you are in the process of making the phirni.
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Yes, you can skip adding saffron. However, it is important to add some kind of flavor to it for great taste.
Kheer is made from whole rice that is boiled whereas Phirni is made out of grinded rice paste.
Phirni is always served cold unlike kheer.
You can easily store phirni for about 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator.