Kesar phirni/saffron rice pudding

2 servings
15 min
15 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
Basmati rice 4 tablespoons

Sugar 1/2 - 3/4 cup (adjust to your taste)

Milk 3 cups

Rose water 1 teaspoon

Saffron  1/4 teaspoon (powdered)

Cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

Crushed  pistachios for garnishing


  • Wash and soak rice in water for 45 minutes. Grind the rice to a slightly coarse paste with a little water.
  • Boil milk in a pan add cardamom powder. When it starts boiling add rice paste and stir continuously to avoid lumps. Stir in the sugar.
  • Cook for 12 to 15 minutes until the milk thickens considerably, stirring often (phirni is thick and custard-like).
  • Add rose water and saffron. Remove from heat. Pour into individual bowls and chill in the refrigerator till it sets.
  • Garnish with crushed nuts and serve chilled.


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