EID MUBARAK

The Holy month of Ramdan has ended and it is time to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, the joyous occasion which marks the end of a month full of fasting, sacrifice and steadfast prayers.

No celebration is incomplete without something sweet. Usually it’s Sheer Khorma for Eid, but for me, Phirni hit the spot this year. This rich rice and milk dessert is one of the lovely things the Mughals have introduced to us.

Phirni is made using ground rice instead of whole rice. There are a lot of variations which can be done, like adding seasonal fruits, rose essence, chocolate or any other variant.

RICE PHIRNI

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*Ingredients

  1. Soaked rice                                                          3 tbsp
  2. Milk                                                                      3 cups
  3. Cardamom powder                                            2 tsp
  4. Rose water                                                          2-3 drops
  5. Almonds                                                             5-6
  6. Pistachio                                                             3-4

*Method

  1. Soak rice for a few hours.
  2. Crush the soaked rice. (Exclude the water)
  3. In a pan, boil milk. Once the milk is boiled, add the crushed rice.
  4. Keep stirring. Add cardamom powder.
  5. Cook until the mixture is thick.
  6. Once it is cooled, add rose water,chopped almonds and pistachio.
  7. Remove in a serving bowl.
  8. Garnish with almonds and pistachio.
  9. Serve chilled.
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