Pista Phirni

Pista Phirni Recipe
  • Dessert
  • Servings
  • 2Spicy
  • 30 MinsCook Time
  • Cuisine : Others
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Phirni is a popular North-Indian sweet dish, easy to make and vegetarian too! Phirni is prepared mainly during Ramadan!


- 1/4 cup rice
- 3-1/4 cups of milk
- 1/2 cup sugar
- Few strings of saffron
- 6 cardamom pods shelled and crushed
- 1/4 cup Pista


  • Ladle
  • Mixing bowl
  • Heavy Bottom Pan
  • Gas Stove
  • Strainer

Step By Step Method

  • - Wash rice and soak it for about half an hour.
    - Drain the water. Blend rice to a fine texture adding few spoons of milk as needed to blend. Add about 1/4 cup of milk to make batter with running consistency. Keep aside.
    - Soak pista in hot water for at least 10 minutes. Drain the water and rub the pista with a paper towel, removing the skin, and dry them. Slice the pista and keep aside.
    - Boil the milk on heavy bottom pan over medium high heat; wet the pan before adding the milk to avoid the milk burning at the bottom of the pan.
    - After milk begins to boil, lower the heat to medium and let it simmer for about 12 minutes.
    - Add rice to the boiling milk slowly while stirring continuously, making sure rice does not develop lumps. The milk will get thicker after a while. Let it boil for about 3-4 minutes stirring continuously.
    - Add sugar, cardamom powder, saffron and pista, save about 1 tablespoon of pista for garnishing.
    - Let it boil for another 4-5 minutes over low medium heat while stirring continuously, it will be consistency of thick batter. Turn off the heat.
    - Empty the Phirni to a serving bowl while it is still hot, as Phirni starts getting thicker as it cools. Garnish with pista.
    - Serve chilled!