Saturday, August 3, 2013

Thandai Phirni / Rice Pudding

BM # 31   Week 1   Day 1

I sometimes feel if it was not for BM I might not be blogging so regularly.It is the charm of BM that just pulls you.This month I had such a long TO DO list I had decided not to participate, but here I am participating all four weeks.

For the first week I have picked the theme Mini Servings, and for Day 1 it is Phirni from Punjab.

Phirni is a light rice pudding, where the rice is soaked and made into a paste.It is then gradually added to milk to thicken.This is very popular in North,  where they are normally served in earthen pots.I have prepared the same phirni with a twist.I added the Thandai syrup to flavor it.

The Basic Phirni
1/2 cup rice, soaked and made into a paste
1 lt milk
1/4 tsp cardamom, powdered
Sugar to taste / thandai concentrate
Nuts and dried rose petals for garnish
Boil milk.
Add cardamom and sugar.
Put the flame on slow and gradually add the rice paste to the milk.
The milk will start to thicken.
Cook for 4-5 minutes.
Cool under a cold bath to avoid skin forming on the Phirni.
Garnish and chill.

For Thandai Phirni add the concentrate after the Deseret is done.
Let it cool and then add the concentrate.
Sugar can be totally avoided , else little sugar can be added and then sweetened with the concentrate.

The taste of the basic Phirni is very very pleasing, but it is further enhanced by the addition of Thandai concentrate, which is so rich.It is a light dessert which gets ready in a ziffy.

Sending it to Valli's Summer Mela.

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  1. wow well presented and delicious looking thandai phirni :)

  2. Such a refreshing mini dessert! I am in for it anytime for the day...Lovely presentation as always and I love the rose petals as garnish!

  3. Wow..the phirni looks so inviting, garnished with rose petals and pistachios, it is a dessert that fits royalty. Lovely pics.

  4. Vaishali you are too sweet..even if you plan I don't think I will let you off..:)..those individual ones are so fantastic. Trust you to cook up a storm like this!

  5. My mouth is watering just by looking at these Vaishali :). And yes, if not for BM I don't think I would be blogging at all :)!! Its nice to be back and to be surrounded by all of you and such yummy food :)

  6. Hey awesome start vaishali.... Very Good looking pics... n those rose petals for garnish ........... Superb......

  7. ..... and ur rose petals are back :-))) LoL !! yummy min treats there, and I like the addition of thandai !

  8. yummy phirni happy to be a part of BM

  9. yummy phirni and happy to be a part of BM

  10. Lovely presentation. Love the rose petals in those bowls. And totally agree with you about blogging only because of BM.

  11. Wat a pleasing and deletable phirni, love the way u presents them..Super cute.

  12. It's been a long break from BM for me...glad to be back. The phirni looks so delectable. Lovely dish Vishali!

  13. Thandai Phirni looks so delicious ! Who can resist this wonderful delicacy!

  14. Looks fabulous Vaishali. Love to have a bowl...

  15. You nailed it Vaishali. Atleast this summer I wouldn't be blogging if not for BM! Thes mini servings look absolutely stunning!

  16. those rose petals are mind blowing!!! can I get one bowl??


  17. Super tempting and my fav ttoo..

  18. Awesome presentation. Love the addition of thandai to basic phirni.