Baisakhi is the festival of people residing in the northern states of India, it is the day that marks the beginning of a new year. It usually starts with many celebrations that include mainly cooking and eating traditional delicacies.
No carnival is complete without desserts, and Phirni is one of those delicious sweet dishes that everyone loves and enjoys. Phirni is a very popular dessert recipe from northern India made with milled rice and milk. Phirni is usually prepared during festivals such as Diwali, Holi, Lohri, Baisakhi, Eid. This traditional sweet dish is a simple but delicious recipe, which can be prepared in just a few minutes if all the ingredients are in place.
What makes this rice delicacy different from that of Kheer and other desserts from India is the rich and creamy texture of the delicacy that is prepared with a mixture of rice and an infusion of aromatic essence. This quick dessert recipe can be prepared with some easily available ingredients in your kitchen such as basmati rice, khoya, cardamom, raisins, and pistachios.
When it comes to this Indian dessert, there are several versions, such as Badam Phirni, Kesar Phirni, Apple Phirni. However, the basic recipe remains the same and only a few ingredients are added. It is one of the most innovative recipes in which you can add your touch of flavors and make this traditional dessert recipe even more interesting.
It makes for a delicious dessert, which you can prepare when you do not have a lot of time to experiment and do something exotic. To make this simple recipe at home, you can follow these simple steps that are detailed below and surprise your loved ones with your culinary skills. Phirni tastes better when served after meals Biryani and Mughlai.
To make it richer and creamier, you can add some crushed almonds, this will accentuate the flavor of this delicacy giving it a nutty texture and flavor. It is an aromatic dish that has been part of Indian tradition for generations. So, try today this indulgent dessert recipe and enjoy with your loved ones.
- 1-liter milk
- 4 teaspoon almonds
- 4 teaspoon pistachios
- 1 teaspoon green cardamom
- 1 tablespoon raisins
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 4 teaspoon cashews
- 100 gm khoya
- 100 gm soaked basmati rice
How to make North Indian Style Phirni
- This traditional delicacy needs no introduction. It is a simple but delicious recipe, which can be prepared with some easily available ingredients in your kitchen. This is how you are preparing this easy Phirni recipe. To start soaking the rice for two hours. Then, wash the rice and drain the excess water. Then make a rough, grainy paste by running the ingredients in a grinder.
- Meanwhile, finely chop the almonds, pistachios, and cashews and keep them aside. Then take a saucepan, add the milk and heat it over medium heat. Bring the milk to a boil. Then, add the rice and let it simmer, until the milk is reduced by half and the rice is completely cooked.
- Grate the khoya and add it to the rice and milk. Once it is completely dissolved, add the sugar and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes. Keep stirring continuously or your phirni will stick to the bottom. Add the finely chopped walnuts and raisins. Reserve a little to decorate.
- Once the phirni acquires a pinkish hue, add the cardamom powder and remove from the heat. Mix well and pour into clay cups. Garnish with nuts and let it cool. Ideally, refrigerate it for a few hours. Serve cold. It serves as a perfect dessert after a Mughlai meal.