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Phirni Recipe

As spring whispers its sweet goodbyes and the warm air of summer rustles through the trees, our hearts yearn for refreshing delights. And what better way to embrace the changing season than with a bowl of Phirni - a rice pudding that dissolves on your palate like a silky reverie. This iconic dessert, made with rice, milk, cardamom, rose water, and Nestlé MILKMAID, hides a blend of delicate flavours that's a dream to eat.

About Our Recipe

Skip the long hours of simmering milk to achieve the perfect texture for Phirni. Nestlé MILKMAID, with its creamy goodness, effortlessly enriches the Phirni, eliminating the fuss. The distinctive flavours in our Phirni recipe come together harmoniously. Cardamom introduces a sweet and spicy note, rose water adds a touch of floral elegance, and MILKMAID contributes to the luscious creamy texture. Each spoonful offers a delightful experience, a celestial fusion of creamy sweetness and aromatic undertones.

MILKMAID goes beyond merely adding sweetness. Its thick and luscious consistency binds the rice and milk, creating a texture as smooth as velvet. Acting as a pivotal ingredient, it elevates this humble dish to the status of a culinary masterpiece, helping you prepare a creamy, dreamy dessert in no time.

This Ramadan, savour the simplicity of delightful Phirni with our easy recipe. Allow the warm rays of the sun to bathe your kitchen as you stir the fragrant rice, eagerly anticipating that first heavenly bite of Phirni. And be sure not to miss out on exploring our other delightful recipes such as Crunchy Payasam, and Rice Kheer. Your taste buds are in for a delightful treat!

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  • 1 tin Nestlé MILKMAID
  • 3 cups (150 ml) Nestlé a+ Toned Milk
  • 100 gms Soaked Rice
  • 2-3 Powdered Cardamom (Elaichi)
  • 1 tsp (5 ml)Rose Water
  • Few Rose Petals

How to make Phirni

  • Step 1: Soak rice in water for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Drain water and grind to a fine paste.
  • Step 2: Add milk to the paste and heat/cook together, stirring constantly so that the mixture does not stick to the bottom. Bring to a boil and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes. Add Nestlé MILKMAID and remove from flame.
  • Step 3: Add cardamom powder and rose water. Let it cool and set it in a refrigerator.
  • Step 4: Serve garnished with rose petals.

Tips to make Phirn

  • Soak the rice for at least 30 minutes, as mentioned in our Phirni recipe, to form a fine paste when you grind it.
  • While cooking the rice-milk mix, stir continuously to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  • Add the elaichi powder and rose water after the mixture cools down for a better flavour.
  • Refrigerate your Phirni for at least 4 hours for the perfect chilled, set texture.
  • You can add chopped nuts or fruits to give your Phirni recipe a unique twist.

FAQs on Phirni

1. What is the best type of rice to use for making Phirni?

To achieve the classic Phirni aroma, it is recommended to opt for fragrant basmati rice. Nevertheless, you can also use any other aromatic, non-sticky rice variety as a substitute. Regular white rice can be used, although it may lack the distinctive floral notes characteristic of basmati rice.

2. Is Phirni the same as Kheer?

No, Phirni and Kheer are different desserts. Although both are rice-based, Phirni is a creamy rice pudding made with ground rice and milk, infused with the aromatic essence of cardamom. On the other hand, Kheer is a rice pudding prepared by cooking whole rice grains in sweetened milk.

3. Is phirni served hot or cold?

Phirni is different from Kheer because it's served cold, while Kheer is usually enjoyed warm. The chilled Phirni has a creamy texture and refreshing flavours.

4. For how long can I store phirni?

You can easily store Phirni in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. You can store it in the freezer for around a week.

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