Phirnee Recipe and Taking a Break

what could be more exciting for a girl……..

  • much coveted weight loss
  • meeting a dear friend
  • meeting with a fellow food blogger for the first time
  • surprise vacation to an exotic tropical land with the love of her life??
  • all of the above??

yes people….am so giddy headed that i just hope to be able to finish my packing and get to the airport in one piece!! i’m off today and will be back on the 8th…..so for then i will be away from what gives me my daily dose of kicks…. the blogging world….i dont post that often, but am always catching up with all of you on a daily basis…..for once, my highs will have to come from somewhere else!! when i am back, i hope you will bear with the aftermath of the excitement!! in the meanwhile i leave you with the recipe of a simple yet completely fulfilling indian dessert…the ubiquitous Firni……

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firni (serves 4)

1/2 litre milk (i used low fat)

1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

2 T basmati rice (soaked in water for 1 hour, drained and ground to a coarse paste, add 2 tablespoons of cold milk and make into a thick paste)

few strands of saffron

8-10 unsalted pistachios finely shopped or sliced

in a heavy bottomed pan, bring the milk to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. add the condensed milk and mix well till well incorporated…. add the coarsely ground rice paste and simmer for 10-12 mins on a slow flame, stirring continuously so that no lumps are formed. cool, serve in individual bowls or earthenware matkas. garnish with a couple of strands of saffron and pistachios in each bowl. chill for atleast 2-3 hours before serving.

for a richer texture, use full cream milk and add 3 T of fresh cream while simmering

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. Creative Juices says:

    Hope you had a rollicking time meeting your fellow Food blogger; I love the firni, now now..did u have to save on the zaffran (saffron)? way to go..escapades of the food kind.

    hey amar…thanks for dropping by…..not saving on the zaffran…i just dont like any overpowering flavour….plus theres a lot that can be said about subtlety !! 🙂

  2. Cynthia says:

    So you’ll be back tomorrow full of excitement huh? I think we can stand it 🙂

    Thanks for visiting and leading me your place! I look forward to seeing you around.

    am back!! but will take a while to recover from what i saw!!

  3. Have a great trip! Can’t wait till you return! 🙂

  4. AnuSriram says:

    Have a great vacation! Enjoy your own way and bring loads of memories as sweet as your phirni…

  5. rupasivanarayana says:

    have a nice vacation, Anu….Enjoy !

  6. Deeba says:

    HAVE A BLAST GIRL!!! Drive him around the beach this time!!!

  7. sig says:

    Oh that sounds like a fun trip… and the weight loss, perfect- packing got a little easier huh? Have a great time, and bring back lots of memories and pics… 🙂

  8. Kaykat says:

    Have a great vacation, Arundathi!

    Yum! Firni! 🙂

  9. Mallika says:

    How cool does all that sound?? Love the recipe too by the way! Enjoy your break!

  10. Saswati says:

    Enjoy your vacation arundhati!!

  11. Asha says:

    Have a great time A!:)

  12. Pallavi says:

    Hey Anu, have a gr8 vacation. Take loads of pics n some with D too. Cant wait to see them.

  13. Happy Cook says:

    Have a wonderful holidays

  14. Srivalli says:

    Arundati…that sounds fun…you met dhivya..great..never let a word out???..its really very interesting to meet a blogger friend…update us once you come back…

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