Kesar Pista Phirni Recipe
Kesar Pista Phirni Recipe is a delicious creamy dessert made with rice, milk, sugar and flavoured with cardamom, saffron. The addition of chopped almonds and pista make this a lip smacking dessert perfect for parties.
The Kesar Pista Phirni is a traditional dessert made during festivals like Ramadan. Basmati rice is ground into a coarse paste and then cooked in milk along with cardamom and saffron which adds to the delicious flavour and taste.
Kesar Pista Phirni Recipe makes for a great party dessert as it can be made ahead of time and refrigerated. It is a hit with most people and kids absolutely love this recipe.
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- 700 ml Milk
- 1/4 cup Basmati rice , soaked for 30 minutes
- 3/4 cup Sugar
- Saffron strands , a few
- 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
- 2 tablespoons Whole Almonds (Badam) , blanched and slivered
- 2 tablespoons Pistachios , chopped
How to make Kesar Pista Phirni Recipe
To begin making Kesar Pista Phirni Recipe, wash the basmati rice and soak in water for 20 to 30 minutes.
Once soaked drain the water from the rice and add it to a mixer grinder along with 2 tablespoons of milk and pulse to make a coarse grainy paste.
Place a saucepan over medium heat and add the milk. Add few saffron strands, cardamom powder, sugar. Stir well until sugar dissolves.
Once done add the ground rice paste. Keep stirring to avoid lumps. Continue to stir and cook till the rice is cooked completely and has become thick.
Once the rice is cooked and thickened turn off the heat. Add the chopped pistachios and almonds and stir well.
Transfer the Kesar Pista Phirni Recipe into serving dishes. Cover the bowls with a cling film or foil and chill in refrigerator. Garnish with chopped nuts, saffron strands and serve chilled.
Kesar Pista Phirni Recipe is part of the Festival Recipes Contest