Badam Phirni

17 Jun

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Badam Phirni

Phirni is a Kashmiri milk based sweet pudding generally containing ground rice paste. Milk is thickened a bit and rice paste is cooked along with it to obtain a thick custard sweet. Here, almond paste is also cooked along with rice paste and finally garnished with sliced almonds. Few strands of saffron can also be added for color.
Makes: 3 – 5 Servings

Ingredients:

Almonds 3/4 cup
Whole / Skimmed Milk 3 cups
Rice 2 tbsps
Sugar 3 – 6 tbsps
Pistachios 4
Saffron a pinch of threads

Method of preparation:

Soak saffron threads in few tbsps of milk.
Separately soak almonds and pistachios in warm water for few minutes.
Peel the skin off of almonds and pistachios.
Grind half a cup of peeled almonds into smooth paste adding enough water.
Thinly slice remaining almonds and pistachios for garnish.

Soak rice in water for an hour or more.
Grind soaked rice into somewhat smooth paste adding enough water.

Bring milk to boil in heavy bottomed vessel.
Gradually mix in almond paste, rice flour paste and boil on low flame till the milk thickens.
Once milk absorbs the almond flavor and rice gets cooked, remove from heat.
Stir in sugar and half of saffron milk.
Cool the phirni to room temperature and chill for few hours.
Garnish with sliced pistachios, almonds and saffron milk.
Serve badam phirni chilled.
Notes: Make sure to grind the rice into fine coarse mixture.

Suggestions: If phirni tastes raw before adding sugar, make sure to cook it for some more time and if necessary, add around half a cup of milk.
Variations:Various fruits and nuts can be used as a main flavoring substance. Kathal Phirni (chopped jack fruit in milk), Peach Phirni, Mango Phirni, etc… Use jaggery or honey instead of sugar for a variation.
Other Names: Almond Phirnee, Badam Pista Phirni, Kesar Badam Phirni.

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11 Responses to “Badam Phirni”

  1. Madhuri June 17, 2009 at 9:05 am #

    Just by reading the recipe itself I can tell how rich and tasty it is. Thanks , will try it tonight.

  2. Aysha June 17, 2009 at 11:10 am #

    Its so yummy..jus can’t wait 2 try it..thanx 4 d wonderful recipe.

  3. Madhuri June 18, 2009 at 1:49 pm #

    I tried it last night , wonderful taste and healthy too.

    • anusharaji June 20, 2009 at 7:37 am #

      @madhuri thats awesome. thx for leaving a comment.

  4. Pavitra June 19, 2009 at 4:17 am #

    its seems so easy and royal…i will definitely try it.Thanks a lot for giving such minor details also.

    • anusharaji June 20, 2009 at 7:33 am #

      do try and let me know

  5. sruthi June 19, 2009 at 8:37 am #

    its easy to make.good one

  6. rupal June 26, 2009 at 1:42 am #

    it tasties very rich

  7. Archana October 8, 2010 at 5:12 am #

    ummmmm…. yummy…. very easy to cook. i tried it yesterday. all my family members loved it. thanks for such a yummy & healthy recipe. i added chocolate sauce as topping to this recipe. i liked it. u try it.

  8. naz November 19, 2010 at 3:30 am #

    its very delicious.i liked it very much

  9. anjali May 8, 2011 at 7:14 am #

    excellent recipe…………..surely going to give it a shot……………. thanks!

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