Phirni Recipe (Eid Special Dessert)

Eid Mubarak to all the readers of my blog. Eid has come and gone, and we are settling down to our routine and trust me it is very difficult after being spoiled by the easy going Ramadan timings. Lots happened during Ramadan even if it is considered to be a slow month. 

Happy Eid Mubarak
Happy Eid Mubarak to All my Readers!!

Eid is a special time in Pakistan: “Festive season, Get together with friends , dinner party, dessert which comes to my mind immediately is ‘Phirni’.” After a heavy main course like Biryani or any spicy curries, phirni is something which cools and soothes you.

Phirni: Eid Special Dessert
Phirni: Eid Special Dessert

Phirni is a wonderful, creamy dessert made with ground rice combined with milk, cream, sugar and some saffron strands for flavoring. Phirni is a kind of Rice Pudding, made with coarsely ground rice. It is similar to what we call “kheer” in Pakistan, but unlike Kheer, it does not use whole grains of rice. The dish is decorated with chopped or ground almonds or pistachio nuts.  The consistency of this pudding varies from thick,- where one has to really scoop out with a spoon, to creamy- where the dessert will gently coat a spoon.

Phirni, firni: Eid Special Dessert
Phirni: Eid Special Dessert

The history of Phirni goes back a very long way; it seems to have originated in ancient Persia or the Middle East; and to have been introduced to Pakistan and India by the Mughul’s. In Indian and Pakistan, phirni is associated with Muslim festivals (like eid, ramadan etc.)

Traditionally in Pakistan, Phirni is served chilled in earthen pots or small clay plates  called tothie’s. Other than just making it look pretty, the clay pot also absorbs some of the liquid giving it a thicker consistency. It tastes better when the flavors are allowed to mature for 6-7 hours or even  for a day.

Phirni: Eid Special Dessert
Phirni: Eid Special Dessert

The recipe is a keeper and I really urge you to try this. This Phirni recipe is easy and simple steps with the list of all ingredients needed to prepare it.

Phirni: Rice Pudding with Nuts

Bismillah, let’s get started!

Check it out the Phirni recipe and printable version below.

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Phirni, Firni: Eid Special Dessert Phirni: Eid Special Dessert


I have also posted Pineapple Phirni which is another easiest & tastiest version of making phirni. Do check it out as well.  It’s finger lickin’ good. You’ll be coming back for more. 

Put your own spin on it. And lemme know how it turns out. Post a photo on Facebook (Recipestable) or  on Twitter so I can see how lovely yours turn out.

Happy Eid!!

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