Phirnee

Phirnee

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Spice Kitchen
Serves
6
Photographer
Jana Liebenstein

Of all the home-style desserts eaten in India, this is the easiest and the most popular. It is found all over the country, and many regions have their own variations, such as adding date palm syrup or coconut. This version of the creamy, comforting rice-flour pudding is from North India. Serve it simply as an everyday dessert or jazz it up with rose petals and edible silver leaf for a very special occasion.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
30g rice flour
300ml milk
100g sugar
1/4 teaspoon saffron threads
1 teaspoon green cardamom pods, crushed
almonds, unsalted roasted cashew nuts or shelled pistachio nuts, crushed or finely chopped, to garnish

Method

  1. Mix together the rice flour and 100 ml of the milk in a small bowl to make a thin paste.
  2. Put the remaining milk in a medium heavy-based saucepan over a medium heat and bring to a boil. Immediately reduce the heat to low, stir in the rice flour paste and cook, stirring continuously, for about 15 minutes or until the mixture thickens. Add the sugar, saffron and cardamom and cook, stirring, for about 8 minutes, or until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Pour into six dessert bowls and sprinkle with the almonds, cashew nuts or pistachio nuts. Cool to room temperature or chill in the refrigerator for about 2 hours, then serve.
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