How to make Kesari Phirni - Saffron makes this popular north Indian dessert extra flavourful.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Basmati rice (बासमती चावल), Saffron

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Desserts

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Kesari Phirni

Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 1.30-2 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Kesari Phirni Recipe

  • Basmati rice soaked 50 grams

  • Saffron a few strands

  • Pistachios chopped 8-10

  • Sugar 1 cup

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Rose water a few drops


Step 1

Bring the milk to a boil in a deep pan.

Step 2

Lower the heat and let it simmer till it reduces a little. Grind the soaked rice to a coarse paste.

Step 3

Add a little milk to it and mix to make it a little thinner.