Mango Phirni


The best thing about the 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 recipe:


¼ cup Rice
2 tbsp Almonds     
2 tbsp Cashew nuts  
1 cup Mango pulp   
4 cups Milk                
1/3 cup Sugar     
1 tsp Cardamom powder   
Chopped almonds and pistachios for garnishing
a pinch of saffron  



  • Soak the rice in water and set it aside for 30 minutes.
  • Soak the almonds and cashews in hot water and set it aside for 30 minutes.
  • Soak saffron threads in two tbsps of milk  and keep it aside.
  • Drain the water from rice and grind it to a coarse paste.
  • Drain the water from soaked nuts, peel the almond skin.
  • Grind almond and cashews to a paste.
  • Heat a pan, add 4 cups of  milk and bring it to boil.
  • Allow the milk to boil in medium flame till it reduces to 3/4 of quantity.
  • Now, add the rice paste to the milk and start stirring continuously to avoid the lumps.
  • Keep stirring the milk and boil  till it becomes a porridge consistency. When the consistency is thick like a porridge, add sugar.
  • Add saffron thread milk and almond-cashew paste.
  • Add cardamom powder and mix everything well.
  • Switch off the flame and allow the phirni to cool completely.
  • Once the phirni is cooled, add the mango pulp and mix well.
  • Garnish with nuts and refrigerate for about 2 hours.
  • Serve chilled.

If you love phirni, do check the recipe of Thandai Phirni



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