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Phirni or Firni – Broken Rice Pudding Dessert


  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • Seeds of 5 Cardamoms
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 liter Milk
  • Pinch of Saffron
  • Nuts to Garnish


  • Soak the basmati for an hour
  • Drain the water and then pulse it till it looks like granules
  • Heat the ghee and saute the cardamom seeds
  • Saute the rice
  • Add the sugar and the milk
  • Keep stirring till the milk is reduced by half
  • Add the saffron
  • Keep stirring till the milk thickens and the rice is cooked
  • Cool and add some saffron strands and sliced pistachios to garnish
  • Chill before serving