An elegant dessert made with rice and milk. The creamy texture is enhanced with use the of poppy seeds.
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
How to Make Phirni
1.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.
2.Add saffron stigmas, pistachios and sugar and stir well until flavors steep into mixture evenly.
3.Check sweetness and consistency; phirni should have thick-pouring consistency.
4.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.