Gulab Phirni Recipe
A delicious creamy rose flavoured rice pudding dish which is a perfect Indian dessert to be served to your guest on festivals. Serve cold to satisfy sweet cravings during summers.
Gulab Phirni Recipe is a gentle and aromatic twist on the traditional rice-based pudding called Phirni. This creamy, nutty and typically saffron-flavored Indian sweet is quite the crowd pleaser. But this recipe changes things up a little bit, with the addition of rose petals that add a delightful flavour flavor and depth. It's easy to make, looks beautiful when served in small, earthen pots and will light up your festive meals instantly.
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- 1/4 cup Rice
- 1 liter Milk , full fat
- Few Saffron strands
- 1/4 cup Sugar ,
- 2 tablespoons Dried rose petals
- Mixed nuts , pistachio and almonds for garnishing
How to make Gulab Phirni Recipe
To begin making the Gulab Phirni Recipe, soak the rice in water for half an hour.
Drain water and pulse in a grinder till you get a grainy consistency. The grains should feel gritty between your fingers and should be slightly bigger than semolina.
Bring the milk to a brisk boil in a large sauce pan, add the rice and saffron while whisking continuously. Turn the heat to low and keep stirring to avoid lumps.
Keep stirring the mixture every couple of minutes.
After about 20 minutes the mixture will start to thicken. Simmer the phirni mixture for another 20 to 25 minutes till it thickens considerably and the rice is completely cooked. Stir Occasionally to avoid the Phirni from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
Once done add the sugar and mix till it dissolves. Turn off the heat and allow the Phirni mixture cool. Once it's cooled completely, transfer to a mixer-grinder and pulse for exactly 5 seconds. This helps give the phirni a creaminess and remove any lumps. You can also use a hand blender as well.
Stir in the rose petals and transfer the Gulab Phirni into serving bowls. Sprinkle with chopped pistachios, almonds and rose petals. Cool the Gulab Phirni in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight. Serve cold.
Richa runs her blog My Food Story from her kitchen in Bangalore. She's grown up in the kitchen alongside her mum and grandmothers and conversations in her family revolve around the next meal. Richa loves experimenting with new ingredients, different cuisines and is always up for trying out a new twist to everyday food. She believes that cooking shouldn't be tiresome or a rare skill. With her blog, she wants to encourage people her age to cook at home; so her recipes are simple, easy to follow and fun.