milk 3 cups
rice washed and soaked in water for 2 hours 3 tbsp.
sugar 3/4 cup
almonds, blanched and slivered 1 tbsp.
pistachios, peeled and slivered 1 tbsp.
cardamom powdered 3/4 tsp.
kewra, saffron, or icecream essence as desired 1/4 tsp.
Phirni - Directions:
Grind rice to a fine, smooth paste, keep aside.
Put milk to boil. on high flame, in a heavy deep pan.
Slowly pour in rice paste, stirring continuously to avoid lumps.
Stir and cook till mixture is thick.
Add sugar, stir to dissolve.
Mix cardamom in 1 tsp. cold milk or water, mix into mixture.
Mix in essence, pista and almonds, saving some for garnishing.
Pour mixture into a glass bowl or individual bowls.
Cool, chill till it looks set.
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