How to make Kesari Phirni -

A perfect blend of rice and milk to prepare a delicious dessert.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Saffron, Milk (दूध)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Desserts

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Kesari Phirni

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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 1-1.30 hour

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Kesari Phirni Recipe

  • Saffron a few strands

  • Milk 1 litre

  • Basmati rice 50 grams

  • Sugar 1 cup

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Rose water a few drops

  • Pistachios 1 tablespoon

Method

Step 1

Bring the milk to a boil in a deep pan. Lower the heat and let it simmer till it reduces a little. Grind the soaked rice to a coarse paste.

Step 2

Add a little milk to it and mix to make it a little thinner. Add this to the reduced milk in the pan and cook, stirring continuously to avoid lumps.

Step 3

Add saffron and mix. Add sugar and cook till it thickens. Add green cardamom powder and rose water and mix. Take it off the heat. Add pistachios and mix.

Step 4

Pour into individual kasoris and set aside to cool. Chill and serve.

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