Recipe For Peach Phirni (Rice And Peach Pudding)

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I first tried Phirni a few years back while visiting my family in India. Phirni is considered to be a popular dessert, but it was the first time I had ever heard of it! My sister took me to a very upscale restaurant in Delhi and we decided to order Phirni for dessert. When the dessert came out, I was speechless. It looked superb and the presentation was excellent. It was served in an earthen bowl beautifully decorated and garnished with saffron and sliced pistachios. I was reluctant to try it out, but my sister, knowing my love of cooking, insisted I would love it as it is similar to a rice kheer. But instead of using rice grain as you would in rice kheer, in Phirni you use ground rice. The texture was very creamy, similar to a pudding.

I asked the restaurant for the recipe and tried making Phirni several times when I returned to the US. However, I was unable to master the same texture. It tasted fine, but it just wasn’t the experience I had at the restaurant in India. I had fallen in love with this dish and just had to master it! Finally, I figured out that since Phirni is traditionally served in an earthen bowl, the bowl absorbs some of the water, making it more firm (like JELLO). I knew it would be difficult to duplicate so I decided to give the recipe my own twist. I tried adding different fruits with it. It turned out best using peaches. It is very refreshing and great for summer.

I will be posting this recipe soon, so stay tuned! Until then, happy cooking!


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9 thoughts on “Recipe For Peach Phirni (Rice And Peach Pudding)

  1. I found you by chance..I saw a recipe of Nan Khatai on tv byt she didnt say the amount of flour and sugar..then I went to google..and found you. your recipe was a little different.. but I loved your recipes…I am gonna make the pineapple cake this weekend…and try rice with lemon….. lovely!!!!!!!!!! I love cooking..although I am not so good..:) hi from Norway!!!!! Cris

  2. Ms Manjula,

    I have never had a chance to try phirni. Hopefully will do with your recipe. Also please reply to my question I posted in your Gujia recipe. I love your dessert recipes, they always turn out gret. However this one did not work for me. HELP!!!!

  3. I’m looking forward to trying something new. Your demonstrations give me hope in trying the receipes myself.

  4. Hi Auntyji,

    I absolutely loooooooooooooove Phirni and so does my husband.
    I can’t wait to see the recipe.
    Please post it soon.

    Love & regards,
    Malini

  5. I am from Kashmir and Phirin (as pronounced in Kashmir) is perhaps the only sweet dish authentic to that region. Yes, I have had it as a child served in earthen platter called “Toak” in Kasmir.

    I have never tried to make it myself. Can’t wait to see your version, now that I am interested in cooking…

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