Gulab Phirni

Phirni is a delicious, creamy dessert made with milk and ground rice. Rose Phirni is the regular phirni flavoured with rose syrup. Rose Phirni makes for a  royal dessert which not only tastes great but is also a visual delight. Here goes the recipe.


 3 tbsp Rice (chaawal)  
10 Almonds (badam)                        
10 Cashew nuts (kaju)                              
3 tsp Rose syrup                 
3 cups full fat Milk (doodh)                                  
4 tbsp Sugar  (cheeni)                                              
1 tsp Cardamom powder (elaichi powder)                                  
Chopped almonds and pistachios for garnishing (chopped badam and pista)


  • Soak the rice in water for 30 minutes.
  • Soak the almonds and cashews in hot water and set it aside for 30 minutes.
  • Drain the water from rice and grind it to a coarse paste.
  • Drain the water from soaked nuts and grind to a smooth paste.
  • Heat a pan, add 3 cups of full fat milk and bring it to boil.
  • Allow the milk to boil in medium flame till it reduces to 3/4 of its quantity. 
  • Now, add the ground rice  to the milk and start stirring continuously to avoid the lumps.
  • Keep stirring the milk and boil  till it becomes a porridge consistency.
  • Add almond-cashew paste and mix. 
  • Stir in the sugar and mix.
  • Cook on a slow flame for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add cardamom powder and mix everything well.
  • Allow the phirni to cool completely.
  • Once the phirni is cooled, add the rose syrup and mix well.
  • Transfer to earthen pots or any serving bowl.
  • Drizzle few drops of rose syrup and garnish with chopped almonds and pistachios.
  • Refrigerate and serve chilled.




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