Friday, May 26, 2017

Posted by Mala at 1:00:00 AM No comments

Phirni is a popular North Indian dessert. Normally it is made with white rice, but here, I have substituted it with with Poha/flat rice, which is low in calories, but rich in nutrients. Made it healthier!!!
I got this idea from Tarla dalal. And, I have also used Organic Cane sugar, and I am going to show you 3 ways to serve it.
In this hot summer, instead of craving for calorie laden ice creams, ,  it is ideal to eat such healthy desserts to quench our thirst.
Please check my Glossary for any unknown terms

3% milk - 2 1/2 - 3 cups
Flat rice/poha - 1/2 cup, dry roasted
Organic cane sugar - 6-8 tsps
Custard powder (Vanilla) - 2 tsps
Ripe mango - 1, chopped
Honey - 2 tsps
Cardamom powder - 3/4 tsp
Saffron - few strands
Kiwi - few slices
Pistachio - 2 tsps, chopped

Recipe Cuisine: North Indian; Category: Dessert
Prep time: 10 mts; Cooking time: 10 mts;

Serves 2-3

Coarsely powder the flat rice / poha

Mix the custard powder in 2 tsps milk, which is in room temperature

Add the saffron strands and cardamom powder to the powdered poha

Bring the milk to a boil, allow it to simmer for 10 minutes, to thicken it slightly

Now, add the poha with saffron and cardamom, flames on the lowest, keep stirring. It will get cooked in 5 minutes, when the whole thing will become thick

Now add the sugar

You can see the thick mixture. Now add the custard powder, mixed with milk.

Stir for 2 minutes, then switch off.

Allow it to cool down fully

First method to serve:

Put some phirni in glasses, top with some freshly chopped mango pieces,keep  a kiwi slice on top, drizzle some honey over it and refrigerate.

Second method:

Puree the mango with some milk

Add it to the phirni

Serve in small bowls, topped with some chopped pista pieces. Refrigerate and serve.

Third method:

Just put some phirni in a bowl, add chopped mango and kiwi pieces, refrigerate and serve.

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* If you need your Phirni to be sweeter, increase the quantity of sugar by 2 teaspoons.


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