Recipe: Samak Phirni

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Samak Phirni

Indian fasting, Dessert

268 calories/serving
40 mins
Not the first time I have made this, and definitely not the last! While kheer has a charm of its own, phirni is a complete game changer. A delicious samak rice pudding, made with soaking and grinding the rice first, there are so many variations to this dessert. Strawberry, chocolate, mango, you name it! But nothing can beat the deliciousness of a simple, kesar phirni, and these pictures are proof of that. Serve this chilled in earthen ware and you are never going to forget the taste thereafter, guaranteed!


1. Begin by soaking ΒΌ cup samak rice in 1 cup water for around 7-10 minutes.

2. Microwave this bowl for about 3 minutes. make sure to cover the bowl while doing so. let it cool.

3. Once cooled, blend this with 1 cup milk and 12-15 almonds in a blender. make sure to keep the mixture coarse.

4. Now take a pan and boil 2 cups milk.

5. Add this ground mixture and stir continuously.

6. Add sugar and cardamom powder.

7. Cook till it boils and for another 3-5 minutes.

8. Pour the phirni in an earthen glass or desired serve ware. let it cool outside for some time and then in the refrigerator.

9. Garnish with saffron strands. serve cold.


This recipe yields 2 servings.