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This is an Indian rice pudding also known as Phirni which can be flavored with a wide variety of options. It is one of the most preferred desserts for Indian festivals across the country. Here I have given it a mango flavor as it’s the most preferred one at my place.

Farrukh Aziz


  1. 1 litre Milk
  2. 2 cups Mango pulp
  3. 2 tbsps (Optional) Khova/Mava
  4. 1/3 cup Rice
  5. ½ cup Sugar (may vary according to preference)
  6. 1 tsp Cardamom powder
  7. drops Rose Few essence
  8. 2 tbsps Ghee
  9. A pinch of strands Saffron (Crushed)
  10. Saffron Pistachios Almonds , slivered &     For Garnishing.


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    Wash and soak rice for an hour.  Grind it coarsely.

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    In a heavy bottom pan, bring the milk to boil.

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    Add 2 tbsp of ghee and cardamom powder, simmer till the milk reduces to 2/3 of its volume.

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    Add mango pulp,ground rice, khova, saffron.  Stir continuously for few minutes.

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    Add sugar, simmer till it reduces to half (Keep stirring occasionally to avoid burning and lumping).  Add rose essence and stir

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    Once done, transfer the phirni to serving earthen pots.

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    Garnish with pistachios, almonds and saffron. Refrigerate it for few hours before serving.

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