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 Published 2008-Jul-09   Updated 2022-Oct-25

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(Ari payasam, Annam Payasam, Rice Kheer)

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Phirni is a form of kheer in which rice is cooked in milk and sugar. A very quick and tasty dessert. It is a simple and fast dessert. This is typically served in clay pots.

Recipe For Phirni


  • Whole milk - 1 litre
  • Rice - 1/2 cup
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Saffron - a pinch
  • Green cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp 
  • Raisins - 15-20 
  • Orange juice - 2 tbsp 
  • mixed nuts - for decorating


  1. Soak rice in water for a couple of hours, drain and grind course. Spread it on a cotton sheet to dry up.
  2. Let it dry well making sure no lumps are left behind. 
  3. Soak saffron in 1 tbsp milk and raisins in orange juice.
  4. In a heavy bottomed pan bring milk to a boil. Add sugar and rice.
  5. Let this mixture thicken. Then add saffron, cardamom powder. 
  6. Spread raisins over the base of a dish and pour phirni over it. 
  7. Refrigerate this and serve chill. Decorate with sliced mixed nuts like almonds/pistachios before serving.

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