Kesari Phirni with Mango is a traditional dessert of Punjab with a slight twist . Phirni is a milk based rice pudding . It is creamy , yet light .
Phirni is a simple delicious dessert from North India and gets done in a jiffy . All you need is soaked ground rice , milk and sugar . Once your basic Phirni is ready , you could flavour it with kesar , cardamom , nuts or even fruit pieces.
Kesari Phirni is flavored with kesar / saffron . Saffron is exotic and most Indian sweets are enhanced with it . It not only adds a hue to it , but also lends it a beautiful flavor and aroma . So the Phirni is flavored with kesar and cardamom , after chilling it , pour into individual cups . Add some mango cubes and drizzle Jannat e Gulab ! Finish with some nuts and rose petals and you are ready to serve .
This Indian Trifle was a total hit and my guests loved it so much that they even carried it along with them !
Kesari Phirni with Mango and Nuts
500 ml milk ( full fat )
1/4 cup rice
Sugar to taste
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
Few strands saffron
3-4 mangoes , chopped in cubes
Almonds and Pistachios , chopped
Wash and soak the rice for an hour .
Grind the rice to a fine paste.
Boil the milk , after it boils add cardamom powder and sugar .
Crush the saffron in a mortar and pestle .
Add to the milk .
Now simmer the gas and gradually add the rice paste .
Keep stirring continuously to avoid lumps .
As soon as the milk becomes thick , remove from fire .
Let cool , while it is cooling make sure you stir it at regular intervals to avoid the formation of skin .
Once cool pour the kheer into individual bowls .
Cover with a cling film and refrigerate .
Before serving add mango cubes , drizzle some rose syrup and finally sprinkle some chopped almonds and pistachios .
Since Milk Puddings are a favorite with us , I have a whole lot of variety , you could check them here.
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