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Phirni Recipe, Firni Recipe

A simple few ingredient dessert recipe made by using milk and rice flour commonly called as phirni all across India.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert/Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Asiya


  • 750 ml milk/full fat milk
  • handful/4 tbsp of basmati rice
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar or as required
  • 2 tbsp khoya
  • 1 tsp elaichi powder
  • 2-3 tbsp finely sliced almonds badam, cashews(kaju) and pistachios(pista)



  • Firstly, wash the basmati rice, soak the rice for about 30 minutes, strain the rice, dry the rice completely on a muslin cloth and make a powder of the dried rice and set aside for further use.

Making of the firni:

  • In a non stick sauce pan, add milk and bring it to a boil.
  • Keep stirring the milk for 5-10 minutes and reduce the quantity of the milk.
  • Into it add rice flour and keep stirring while adding the rice flour.
  • Keep stirring and cook the rice for about 20 minutes.
  • Add sugar and keep stirring for another 5 minutes.
  • Lastly add some khoya mixed with milk(mix the khoya with some milk and make a paste without lumps).
  • Add elaichi powder, mix and cook everything on low flame by stirring for 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with sliced almonds, kaju and pista.
  • Serve hot or chilled in dessert bowls.


Phirni tastes good if chilled in refrigerator and served by topping with chopped dry fruits.
It can also be served hot.


Calories: 300kcal
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