An elegant dessert made with rice and milk. The creamy texture is enhanced with use the of poppy seeds.
- Total Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
- Prep Time 15 mins
- Cook Time1 hr
- Recipe Servings4
Ingredients of Phirni
- 1 litre milk
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup broken Basmati
- 2 tsp Pistachios
- 2 tsp toasted poppy seeds
- 6-8 saffron stigmas
- 2 Tbsp canola oil
- 1 pod green cardamom seeds
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In thick, heavy bottom pan, toast rice with canola oil for 3-4 minutes. Then add milk and cardamom seeds and reduce over slim flame until rice is very tender and almost pasty in texture and milk reduces by a quarter.
Add saffron stigmas, pistachios and sugar and stir well until flavors steep into mixture evenly.
Check sweetness and consistency; phirni should have thick-pouring consistency.
Set phirni in ramekin dishes equally and let cool initially at room temperature for 25 minutes then chill in refrigerator below 4°C for 45 minutes.
Garnish with poppy seeds (optional).