strawberry firni

Phirni or firni is a traditional north Indian dessert, can be interpreted as rice pudding and is usually flavored with dry fruits.

Phirni is one versatile dessert which can be flavored differently according to one’s taste and when strawberry is the fruit of the season, then why not make it with freshly chopped strawberries, which not only will give this traditional dish a twist but also its luscious deep red color will stimulate your senses.

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Recipe courtesy :Sanjeev Kapoor

strawberry phirni

strawberry phirni

Ingredients:
Strawberries (fresh): 10-12
Rice: 4tbsp
Almonds: 7-9
Milk: 4cups
Sugar: 3/4cup
Green Cardamom powder: 1/2tsp
Strawberry slices for garnishing

Method to Prepare:

Clean, wash and soak rice in enough water for half an hour. Drain and grind the rice to a coarse paste. Dilute rice paste with half a cup of water.

Wash and hull the strawberries and finely chop them.

Soak the almonds in water for 5 minutes. Drain and finely slice the almonds.

Heat milk and bring it to boil. Gradually stir in the rice paste, cut the heat and simmer for three to four minutes, stirring continuously until the milk thickens.

Add sugar, cardamom powder and continue to simmer till sugar dissolves and is incorporated well. Remove from heat, cool it to room temperature and stir in the chopped strawberries.

Pour this mixture into individual earthenware or ceramic bowls, garnish with almonds and strawberry slices.

Serve the strawberry phirni or firni chilled.

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