Fruit phirni

This is a rice pudding with a delicious difference. Very popular in India for good reason.

SERVES 6
TIME TO MAKE 1 - 2 hours
MEAL TYPE Dessert
SERVES 6
TIME TO MAKE 1 - 2 hours
MEAL TYPE Dessert

Method

  1. Grind the rice in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle until quite fine and almost powdery
  2. Heat the milk over a low to medium heat and add the ground rice and sugar
  3. Stir often while it cooks to stop lumps from forming
  4. Continue to cook until it has thickened to a paste
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the fruit puree
  6. Pour into individual serving bowls or one large container and refrigerate until set
  7. Garnish with the fruit and serve cold

 

Tips-

Any pureed fruit will work in this recipe, but berries are particularly good

If using a mortar and pestle you can soften the rice by soaking in water for 30 minutes prior to grinding.  Drain the water off before grinding.  This will make it easier and quicker.

  • 1/4 cup
    Basmati rice
  • 3 cups
    reduced fat milk
  • 2 tbsp
    sugar
  • 1 cup
    fruit puree
  • 1/2 cup
    fruit for garnish
Per serve
  • Energy
    433kJ
  • Total Fat
    0.5g
  • Saturated Fat
    0.2g
  • Total Carbohydrate
    19g
  • Sugars
    11.7g
  • Dietary Fibre
    2g
  • Sodium
    59mg

Method

  1. Grind the rice in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle until quite fine and almost powdery
  2. Heat the milk over a low to medium heat and add the ground rice and sugar
  3. Stir often while it cooks to stop lumps from forming
  4. Continue to cook until it has thickened to a paste
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the fruit puree
  6. Pour into individual serving bowls or one large container and refrigerate until set
  7. Garnish with the fruit and serve cold

 

Tips-

Any pureed fruit will work in this recipe, but berries are particularly good

If using a mortar and pestle you can soften the rice by soaking in water for 30 minutes prior to grinding.  Drain the water off before grinding.  This will make it easier and quicker.