Strawberry Phirni: I come to know about this dessert through Tv programs when i got interest in cooking. I have not tried the origional version of phirni till today. But i can able to guess the taste of it with the suttle cardamom flavour. Today my longtime wish come true with a twist in phirni.

I had some strawberries inside my fridge and i wanted to finish them off by making an easy to make dessert. Phirni just clicked in my mind and i tried that and it was a success dish.

Strawberry Phirni

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Cuisine:  Punjabi/ North Indian
Makes: 2 glasses

Basmathi Rice- 2 tablespoons
Strawberries- 6-7 big
Milk- 2 cups (500 ml)
Sugar- 1/4 cup

To garnish:(optional)
Strawberry syrup/ Rose syrup- 2 tablespoons
Fresh strawberries-2
Strawberry Phirni
  • Soak the basmathi rice in water for an hour. Add the rice inside the blender jar and 3 tablespoons of water and grind this as a coarse paste. Almost like idli batter, you could able to see the unground rice rava which settles at the bottom; set aside.
  • Wash and cut the stem deep down and roughly chop the strawberries and finely puree them inside a blender jar with 1/4 cup of water (for easy straining);set aside.
  • In a heavy bottom pan or nonstick pan heat the milk with sugar. Once it comes to boil reduce the flame totally and add the rice flour mixture.
  • Mix well with a ladle continuously till you get the thick consistency. Allow the milk rice flour mixture to cook and the rice rava cooks and looks like glossy in this mixture. Final stage of phirni should be thick but able to pour able consistency.
  • Pass the strawberry puree through the sieve to collect the seeds. Add the strained puree on the hot phirni and mix well and switch off the gas.
  • Pour the phirni immediately in some glasses or clay pots and allow to set inside the fridge; serve chilled.
  • Garnish with strawberry syrup or rose syrup and top it with fresh strawberries.

Strawberry Phirni