Phirni, Punjabi Phirni Recipe

Phirni, Punjabi Phirni Recipe

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Phirni is a wonderful, creamy dessert made with ground rice combined with milk, cream, sugar and some saffron strands for flavouring.

This superb dessert also tastes great when flavoured with saffron (kesar) or rose essence. The key to a good phirni is to grind the rice well.

The phirni is a common preparation in most Punjabi households and is traditionally served in earthenware bowls called ‘shikoras’. These are popularly known as ‘matki phirnis’ and are served at most punjabi restaurants and functions.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     5Makes 4 to 6 servings
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  1. Dry roast the saffron strands in a small pan for 10 seconds. Add 1 tbsp of milk and keep aside.
  2. Soak the rice in water for about 1 hour.
  3. Drain, wash and drain again. Pat dry on an absorbent kitchen towel and blend in a mixer to a coarse powder.
  4. Add ½ cup of cold milk and mix well to make a paste. Keep aside.
  5. Boil the rest of the milk and gently stir in the rice paste.
  6. Cook for about 15 minutes on a slow flame, while stirring continuously.
  7. Add the sugar and saffron mixture and simmer for a few minutes.
  8. Pour into earthenware containers and keep aside to cool.
  9. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  10. Serve chilled garnished with almonds and saffron strands.

Nutrient values per serving
Energy344 cal
Protein9.3 g
Carbohydrates36.6 g
Fiber0.4 g
Fat13 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A320 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20.2 mg
Vitamin B30.4 mg
Vitamin C2 mg
Folic Acid12 mcg
Calcium421 mg
Iron0.5 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium38 mg
Potassium180 mg
Zinc0.1 mg

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Phirni, Punjabi Phirni Recipe
 on 16 Dec 16 01:55 PM

Great Recipe
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Tarla Dalal    Hi DEvki , we are delighted you loved the Phirni recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
16 Dec 16 03:26 PM
Phirni ( Punjabi Khana)
 on 23 Jan 15 11:54 PM