Phirni: Rice Pudding Recipe

Indian cuisine is characterized by the typical use of spices and herbs in most recipes. Among the desserts, you cannot miss the firni, a creamy dessert made from milk and rice and is flavored with rose water or cardamom and decorated with almond flakes.

This sweet of Persian origin was introduced by their ancestors of Shah Jahan, who while settling in northern India led to the creation of fine dining and majestic that he wanted to fill the melancholy tested for their land of origin.

Phirni is a typical dessert of rice and almonds originating from the area of Rajasthan in northern India and is now widespread in the Indian subcontinent. The firni is a famous recipe sweet native of northern India, easy to prepare and perfect for the palates of vegetarians. Phirni is a cold dessert made ​​from thickened milk and crushed ice.

Phirni Recipe

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 35 mins


4 tbsp almonds, crushed
4 tbsp ricotta cheese
5 cups milk
4 cups condensed milk
5 tbsp sugar
1 tsp cardamom
1 cup rice flour
10 saffron threads
5 drops rose water

Recipe Method:

In a heavy wok, boil milk for quite sometime. Let it get thickened. Add the sugar, condensed milk and rice flour. Let the milk boil for another 15 minutes.

Add cheese and cardamom powder into this and let it boil until the milk attains custard like consistency. Keep stirring to avoid the burn. Add the paste of chopped almonds, saffron and rosewater essence.

Serve it directly into matkas or into individual serving bowls and refrigerate before serving.

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  • Desiree
    Desiree August 27, 2011 at 7:53 AM

    It sounds absolutely delicious! I love creamy rice puddings, but have never eaten any made with rice flour or saffron and cardamom. I love condensed milk!

    Do you by any chance know the Western equivalents of khoya and kewra? I have never heard of either.

  • Janie
    Janie August 27, 2011 at 8:54 AM

    Looks and sounds like something I would love. Very interesting ingredients. Lovely photo with the red on white.

  • Erika
    Erika August 28, 2011 at 1:34 AM

    I think I 'd like this pudding very much. It looks like very inviting....
    Have a nice day!
    Ciao from Italy.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous August 28, 2011 at 5:38 AM

    This sounds delicious!

  • Gretchen
    Gretchen August 28, 2011 at 6:05 AM

    Looks and sounds delicious! =)

  • The Pumpkin Farm
    The Pumpkin Farm August 28, 2011 at 7:49 AM

    wow, ricoota cheese and almonds sound like an interesting twist to the regular phirni or the one that I know.
    Thanks for stopping by!

  • Curious Cook
    Curious Cook August 28, 2011 at 8:54 AM

    Wow..Its funny how rose is the thing of the season. Seen a number of recipes in the blogsphere all involving rose in some form or the other. This looks absolutely lovely. Will definitely try. I'm sure it will be a hit! :)

  • soujanya
    soujanya August 28, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Vowwwww!!!! love the colour of the rose....
    Pudding looks simply delicious...

  • Unknown
    Unknown August 28, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Thanks for dropping by my space... and leaving lovely comment in between love the color of the rose....Pudding looks simply delicious...

  • Jaya M
    Jaya M August 28, 2011 at 11:37 PM

    This looks delicious Kalyan da .. splendid ..regards

  • Nandinis food
    Nandinis food August 30, 2011 at 7:01 AM

    The phirni looks smooth and creamy...Beautiful decorations too..

  • Nami | Just One Cookbook
    Nami | Just One Cookbook August 30, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    Hi Kalyan! Your rice flour milk pudding looks delicious and I love how you presented here.

  • Kalyani
    Kalyani August 30, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Wow yummy and wonderful clicks ....

  • Kalyani
    Kalyani August 30, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Also happy to follow u ....

  • Gloria Baker
    Gloria Baker September 7, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    This look georgeous, Im following you, gloria

  • Kelly
    Kelly September 7, 2011 at 4:56 PM

    What a beautiful recipe - look at those rose pedals! - rice puddings are delightful and you've assembled some fabulous ingredients here. The rose water is brilliant.

  • jacques robert
    jacques robert September 7, 2011 at 9:05 PM

    thank you to have visited my fotoblog !

    jacques robert

  • kalaiselvisblog
    kalaiselvisblog September 7, 2011 at 9:57 PM

    It looks yummy... nice post kalyan...

  • Travel France Online
    Travel France Online September 7, 2011 at 11:43 PM

    Thank you for your visit and your kind comment!
    I find your blog very interesting as it had a lot of different topics...Firni pudding looks very tempting :))
    Greetings DeeBee

  • cookingvarieties
    cookingvarieties September 8, 2011 at 12:18 AM

    hi kalyan, such a versatile recipe, where i can add some of my favorite ingredients in.. great to try !

  • Charles Ravndal
    Charles Ravndal September 8, 2011 at 4:15 AM

    Double Ds! Delicious and delicate looking! Yum!

  • Fabien
    Fabien September 8, 2011 at 6:08 AM

    Thanks for your visit and jour comment on my blog.
    See you later.

  • seva
    seva September 8, 2011 at 7:31 AM

    Hola Kalyan; gracias por tu comentario en mi foto, que magnifica pinta tiene esa receta, como se suele decir; mejor sabra, un saludo muy cordial desde Reinosa.

  • Ingemar Pettersson
    Ingemar Pettersson September 8, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Hi, Lovely shot of a great dish.
    Greetings from sweden

  • kankana
    kankana September 8, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    I love phirni and this looks just perfect .. like you got it from a restaurant.

  • T. Becque
    T. Becque September 8, 2011 at 9:59 PM

    Sounds great!

  • Leovi
    Leovi September 8, 2011 at 11:49 PM

    Great job, I love that wonderful dessert with rain of petals.

  • Kala
    Kala September 9, 2011 at 3:08 AM

    Oh my goodness - this looks just delicious!

  • Jaishree Iyer
    Jaishree Iyer September 10, 2011 at 6:45 AM

    Thank you Kalyan for your visit and your lovely comment! The phirni looks smooth and absolutely delicious!! Lovely clicks!

  • Julie
    Julie September 10, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Phirni looks yum yum ..
    Thanx for visiting my blog n leaving your sweet comments !!

  • sangeeta
    sangeeta September 10, 2011 at 9:35 PM

    Delicious looking phirni. This is one of my all time favorite desserts.

    You have a nice blog , loved many of your posts !

  • Heather S-G
    Heather S-G September 11, 2011 at 5:04 PM

    This looks so luscious...I love Phirni, but haven't tried with almonds. Must do that soon! :D

  • Quay Po Cooks
    Quay Po Cooks October 5, 2011 at 6:09 AM

    A nice photo of the pudding. Simple but lovely!

  • Food Glorious Food!
    Food Glorious Food! October 28, 2011 at 7:46 AM

    Wonderful blog! Glad to be your latest follower :)

  • Lisa Gordon
    Lisa Gordon October 28, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Ooooooo this looks yummy!!

  • Ingemar Pettersson
    Ingemar Pettersson January 11, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    Lovely picture and a great dish.
    Greetings from sweden

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