Puja, festival or wedding, no occasion is ever complete without Phirni. Interestingly, this north Indian dessert of rice cooked in sweetened milk is popular all over the country, known by different names and prepared with slight modifications. In the south, for instance, the same recipe is prepared with their varieties of raw, short-grained rice, and served hot at the start of a meal! Yet, there too, it is an indispensable part of festive menus. Here, we show you hot to make authentic north Indian Phirni, slow-cooked to get the perfect consistency and incredibly rich aroma. Exercise your creativity when it comes to garnishing this. While some stick to slivered nuts, others like to garnish this traditional delicacy with dried or fresh fruits and even rose petals.