Mango Phirni

Mango Phirni – a delicious, creamy dessert made with rice, milk and mangoes

The best thing about summer are the mangoes and the various desserts made with mangoes. Phirni is a creamy dessert made with milk, rice and sugar.  Mango Phirni is a variation to the traditional phirni, where mango puree is added to the phirni.  As mangoes are in season now, do try this delicious recipe:


¼ cup Basmati rice
3 cups milk
¾  cup Mango puree  (Alphonso mangoes)
1 tbsp chopped Almonds     
1 tbsp chopped Cashew nuts  
1 tbsp chopped pistachios
4 tbsp sugar
a pinch of cardamom powder

For garnishing

¼ cup chopped mangoes
few mint leaves

Mango Phirni


  • Wash the rice and soak in water for 30 minutes.  
  • After 30 minutes, drain the water from rice and allow it to dry completely.
  • Once the rice has dried completely, grind it to a coarse powder. Keep aside.
  • Heat a sauce pan, add 3 cups of full fat milk and bring it to boil.
  • Now, add the coarsely ground rice to the milk and start stirring continuously to avoid any lumps.
  • Keep stirring the milk and cook till it reaches a porridge consistency.
  • When the rice is cooked well and the consistency is thick like porridge, add sugar and mix well.
  • Cook for another 5 minutes on low flame.
  • Now add cardamom powder, chopped almonds, cashew nuts and pistachios. Mix well.
  • Turn off the heat and allow the phirni to cool completely.
  • Once the phirni is cooled, add the mango pulp and mix well.  
  • Transfer the phirni to clay bowls (kulhads)  and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.
  • Garnish with chopped mangoes and serve chilled.