Ground Rice Pudding (Phirni)

Ingredients –

  • 3 tablespoons Basmati rice
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 5 Almonds cut into fine slivers
  • 1 litre milk
  • ⅓ cup Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 3-4 strands of saffron

Directions –

Wash the rice and soak for 20 minutes.

Discard the soaking water and grind into coarse paste using fresh 1/8 cup of water.

Take milk into heavy bottom pan and bring it to a boil on medium heat.

Once milk starts boiling, add coarsely ground rice and cook for 20-30 minutes or till the rice is cooked and milk is thickened. Do stir in between and scrap the pan, so milk does not stick and burn.

Then add sugar, cardamom powder and saffron. Mix well and cook for 5 minutes.

Switch off the flame

Pour into individual serving bowls, garnish with sliced almonds and crushed saffron strands

Cover it and chill in refrigerator for few hours and then serve.

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