Rice Flour Pudding (Phirni) - Creamy Indian Delight

Party season has started to welcome the new year and bidding adieu to the passing year. And parties mean entertaining guests, decorating the house, making wonderful food and indulging oneself. Finally the perfect time to stop thinking 'healthy' and start thinking 'desserts'. Given that I have done so much throughout the year to cut down on calorie intake, the holiday season means all sweet for me with divine cakes, tasty pastries, yummy chocolate to delicious puddings.

Creamy, sweet and delicious, Phirni/Firni is a fabulous dessert for serving in party dinners. Very easy to make. The main ingredient Rice flour can be obtained ready made from food stores. If you want you can even prepare rice flour at home by soaking rice overnight. Then remove all the water and let the rice dry on old newspaper. When rice becomes completely dry, grind it in a grinder to powdered form and use whenever you want. You can experiment with the flavors to make mango phirni, almond phirni or pistachio phirni. I really love the creamy taste and aroma of phirni be it of any flavor or plain.




Ingredients


1 l milk
1 cup rice flour
nuts & raisins according to your choice
1 cup sugar
pinch of cardamom powder (roasted)
few saffron strands

Method

* Boil milk and sugar together in a pan, until a thick consistency is achieved.
* Add rice flour slowly in parts, dissolving each part properly so that no lumps are formed.
* On medium heat let the mixture boil.
* Add the cardomom powder & saffron strands.
* Remove from heat. Serve warm or chill it as you want.
* Garnish with raisins and nuts and pour in clay pots for serving.

14 comments:

FoodTravelDiva on December 29, 2009 at 3:45 PM said...

Looks good! Love the creaminess.

Priya on December 29, 2009 at 3:47 PM said...

Just love this delicious dessert, my all time favourite..Gorgeous Click..

Home Cooked Oriya Food on December 29, 2009 at 6:20 PM said...

looks wonderful...
Happy New Year!

Donna-FFW on December 29, 2009 at 6:38 PM said...

Rice pudding one of my favorite desserts. Like the addition of marjoram and saffron here. YUM!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine on December 29, 2009 at 8:12 PM said...

Looks fantastic, as usual a beautiful click.

Deepa G Joshi on December 29, 2009 at 9:08 PM said...

nice and creamy..love it..love the click too.

Deepa G Joshi on December 29, 2009 at 9:08 PM said...

nice and creamy.very nice click..

Sarah Naveen on December 30, 2009 at 6:08 AM said...

What a click dea..!!!
looks fabulously yummy!!!!

Parita on December 30, 2009 at 7:11 AM said...

Classic!!

Gulmohar on December 30, 2009 at 4:52 PM said...

looks yummy and creamy..It's been a while since I had this..Thanks for reminding :D

Anncoo on December 31, 2009 at 8:41 AM said...

Happy New year and wishing you & your family all the best for the coming year.

Karine on January 7, 2010 at 6:12 PM said...

Delicate dessert and it looks delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

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The Future Chef on January 25, 2011 at 7:20 PM said...

this is just regular rice flour, correct? i look forward to trying it!

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