Sunday, August 11, 2013

MANGO FLAVOURED PHIRNI: GUEST POST BY ARCHANA PRABHU

MANGO FLAVOURED PHIRNI: GUEST POST BY ARCHANA PRABHU

Today's guest post is by my friend, Archana Prabhu. Apart from cooking, we share a love for gardening! Archana has a huge collection of recipes which you can see in her blog called, "Archie's Authentic Touch" and the blog's Facebook Page.

She gives us her recipe for a dessert well- known in North India called " Phirni." This rice pudding has a mango flavour and when served chilled will delight your guests.  

Thank you, Archana, for this lovely dessert.

 Ingredients:
  • Raw Rice -1 tbsp
  • Milk-1 litre 
  • Sugar-5 tsp or according to the taste 
  • Mango puree-3/4 th cup 
  • Saffron strands-a few (soak in warm milk for about 10 mts )
  • Almonds, a few, for garnishing 
  •  Pistas, a few, for garnishing
  • Cherries, a few, for garnishing
 Method:
Soak rice for an hour and then grind it with little milk or water to a smooth paste
Boil milk and when it comes to boil, add the rice paste.
Stir continuously till the rice is cooked and the milk has thickened
Add sugar and stir till all the sugar is mixed well
Switch off the gas and add the saffron strands soaked in warm milk
Allow it to cool
Add mango puree and mix well
Chill atleast for 2 hours
Garnish with almonds, pistas and cherries.
Serve chilled !