Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Indian dessert - Phirni

No meal is complete without a delicious dessert. Even if the main course was bad I think if the dessert is good you will be definitely be forgiven by your guests:)  So when I am having guests I always start by preparing the dessert! Just to keep up with my resolution of eating healthy I am trying to make my dessert as low cal as possible.. So here is one such easy dessert- Phirni.

For this dessert you will need:
Rice  5 tbsp
Saffron a pinch
Milk 1lt
Pistachio nuts 10-15
Sugar 6-8 tsp (increase as per as your taste) 
Green cardamom powder 1/2 tsp

Wash and Soak rice in water for half an hour.

   and then grind it coarsely..( either in a mixie or stone mortar)

Bring milk to a boil. Add the grinded rice to it. Stir constantly. Let the rice cook completely.
psst..Did you notice the spoons.. These are the same ones I painted couple of years back..they still look good don't they!! I did a tutorial of How to paint these spoons.. If you haven't seen it yet ..Here is the link!!

       Dissolve saffron in little hot milk.. 
In case you are not using sliced pistachios... blanch pistachio in hot water and remove skin and slice.

While you are doing this keep a eye on the milk..To avoid the milk from spilling over here's a tip. Keep the spoon in the vessel .. like the way shown in the pic above on medium heat !!  
Let the milk reduce at least to the 3/4 th quantity you had initially taken. Add sugar, saffron, cardamom powder and cook till sugar is dissolved.

Indian dessert- Phirni

Garnish with pistachios. Serve chilled.

Joing Patty's Weekend wrapup!!

* This recipe is based on Sanjeev Kapoor's recioe from his book- Khana Khazana.


notyet100 said...

my favourite,,
is the painting of the russian girl done, publish when its complete

Anonymous said...

wow.. wow.. wow!! I love Phirni... wow!!

Purnima@a creative project said...

Thanks notyet and Patty!! @notyet: yes finished the painting..will post update on weekend!!

SV said...

Looks like payasam(kheer).For a long time I was searching for a stone motar and pestal and got one from India but its is not deep as yours.Yours looks great! where did you get this one?