When mangoes are in season, you’ve got to make desserts. And there is nothing better than Alphonoso mangoes from India to add their natural sweetness into the desserts. Phirni is a chilled dessert made with rice, milk and sugar. When you add mangoes to this classic dish, the beautiful yellow colour will leave you wanting more!
Recipe Details :
Serves: 8 pax
Time: 60 mins
- 1 litre milk, preferably full fat
- 1/4 cup rice, preferably Basmati rice
- 2 tsp ghee
- 3-4 safrron strands
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/4 cup mango pulp, preferably from fresh mangoes or canned mango puree
- 8-10 pistachios
- 8-10 almonds
- 8-10 cashews
- 1 tsp cardamom powder
- Wash the rice and soak it for an hour.
- Drain the water and blend the rice in a mixer/blender to form a coarse paste. If water is really required at this stage, just add a few drops.
- Add ghee in a pan and let it melt on low flame. Once melted, add the milk.
- Wait for the milk to come to a boil and then add in the rice paste and the saffron strands. Ensure that you stir the rice paste immediately so that no lumps are formed.
- Lower the heat and cook till the milk reduces to half the original quantity. The phirni consistency is important, so keep stirring at continuous intervals. The phirni will get thicker in around 20-25 minutes on a low flame.The rice should also be cooked at this stage.
- Now add sugar and cook for 2 minutes.
- Switch off the phirni and let it cool completely.
- Once the phirni has cooled, add the mango pulp and mix well.
- Add garnish in the form of slivered pistachios, almonds, cashews and cardamom powder.
- Serve the mango phirni chilled in bowls.
- In case you encounter lumps in the rice paste, remove it off the flame and break the lumps using a blender.