Sunday, March 28, 2010
I have never been a big fan of Phirni...but RJ just loves it. On the first night in Bhopal during this vacation, we had gone to Jahan Numa Palace in the night to have some treats from their cafe....this is one place i have to go every time we go to Bhopal. We ordered for Phirni as our dessert n' it was the best i have ever had. You know how it is served in matkas (earthen jugs/pots), it's just so Indian...n' when i came across this recipe last week i just had to give it a try. But i didn't have any matkas with me n' had to use my ramekins instead. The ingredients are a little more complex than i normally use, but i preferred this recipe to the condensed milk recipes available online.
1. Milk: 500ml
2. Rice: 1/2 cup
3. Khoya: 1/2cup
4. Sugar: 1 1/2cup
5. Milk: 1 ltr
6. Almond: 1/2cup (crushed)
7. Cardamom Powder: 1/2tsp
8. Kewra: few drops
Step 1: Soak rice in 500ml milk
Step 2: Boil milk adding sugar.
Step 3: Grind the soaked rice and milk (rough grind not in a paste form)
Step 4: Once the milk is boiled, ground rice n' milk mixture to this n' let it cook for a while.
Step 5: Before it thickens too much, add khoya and cardamom powder into this and let it cook for a while. (thicken it)
Step 6: Add chopped almonds and kewra essence.
Step 7: Serve it directly into matkas or into individual serving bowls & refrigerate before serving.
Getting the correct consistency is important. I think i should have thickened it a little more than what you can see here. But the taste was rewarding, so i was happy.
This is my first photo that has gotten accepted on a food porn website..FoodGawker, look here . I'm thrilled to say the least. Thank you FG...;D
Finally...this image is accepted at TasteSpotting too....Oh Bliss!!!