Kesar Pista Phirni Recipe


Phirni - as delicious it might be it is very easy to prepare as well. Phirni meaning Kheer of grounded rice flour in which we can also add our favourite dry fruits.
Phirni has many flavours and aromas which we can prepare, like Kesar Pista Phirni, Walnut Phirni, Mango Phirni, Kaju Phirni, Rose Phirni, Badam Phirni, Coconut Phirni, Banana Phirni, Grapes Phirni, etc, etc..
You can prepare Phirni in so many ways that if you make a new one everyday for a month it will seems a new taste for the one who's eating. You just need to have milk, sugar and basmati rice. Search for dry fruits in your kitchen, if you don't have any then look for fresh fruits or jam/jelly, you can mix either of these to make Phirni with a change in taste. So let us prepare Kesar Pista Phirni.

- Ingredients for Kesar Pista Phirni

Rice  - 80 grams (a little less than 1/2 cup)
Milk - 1 litre full cream
Saffron(kesar) - 20 to 25 pieces
Pistachios(pista) - 10 to 12 (finely chopped)
Cashew nuts - 10 to 12 (cut into small pieces)
Sugar - 75 grams (1/3 cup)
Elaichi(cardamon) - 3 to 4 (peel and crush finely)


- How to make Kesar Pista Phirni

Clean rice, wash and soak in water for 30 minutes. Remove water from rice and grind it to a lightly thick paste.

Heat milk in a heavy based utensil. After the milk comes to boil put the rice paste in it and cook till this mixture comes to boil again(stir continuously).

On a low flame till cook till Phirni becomes thick and rice gets cooked. Stir Phirni in every 2 minutes.

Put sugar, cashew nut pieces and saffron in some milk and mix. Cook Phirni till sugar dissolves. Phirni is ready. Turn off the gas. Put Elaichi powder and mix well.

Take out Phirni in a bowl and garnish with chopped pistachios or pour Phirni in small bowls and garnish with chopped pistachios. Keep these bowls filled with Phirni in the fridge to cool. Serve chilled and delicious Kesar Pista Phirni for dessert after dinner.


- How to make Badam Phirni

Grind 12 almonds and add these while preparing Phirni and put thin strips of almonds on top.

The only difference between Badam Phirni and Badami Phirni is that after Badam Phirni is prepared chopped almonds are put on top. Whereas for Badami Phirni almonds are first soaked then peeled and mixed while cooking the Phirni.


- How to make Gulab Phirni

Add Gulkand i.e rose jam, take out in a small bowl then pour 2 drops of rose water on top and put in the fridge to cool.


- How to Make Grapes Phirni

For Grapes Phirni mix grape jelly after Phirni is prepared. Cool Phirni and serve.


- How to make Walnut Phirni

For Walnut Phirni, make some walnut paste then add it when Phirni is cooking. Garnish with walnut pieces. In this way prepare various types of Phirni and enjoy..!


Kesar Pista Phirni Recipe video in Hindi
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