Pista Phirni Recipe

Pista Phirni Recipe

Phirni is a popular milk and rice based sweet, generally eaten chilled. When combined with fresh warm malpuas, the combination is a celebration of flavours in your mouth. The warm crispiness of the malpuas creates a pleasant contrast with the coolness and creaminess of the phirni. We bring to you, today, a sugar-free version of the phirni to pamper those healthy taste buds.



Skimmed milk                                                                                    5 cups

Rice, soaked in hot water for 30 minutes                                    1/3 cup (60 gm)

Green Cardamom (crushed)                                                           6 (no skins)

Kaloree1 tablets (crushed)                                                               to taste

Pistachios, blanched and ground to a paste                                 2 Tbsp (40 gm)

Green color-                                                                                        to taste

Rose essence                                                                                       1/4 tsp

Almonds, blanched and sliced into slivers                                   10

Vark (silver leaf) (optional)                                                              to garnish

How to Make Two-In-One Phirni (Sugar Free)

  • Drain the rice, place it in a blender, add a little bit of the milk and blend till it is a fine paste.
  • In a heavy- bottomed saucepan, bring the milk to a boil.
  • Add the ground rice to the milk and bring the milk-rice mixture to boil again.
  • Lower the heat and simmer, stirring all the time, till the whole thing becomes one well blended mass. (It may take about 20-25 minutes. To test, you can drop a spoonful, let it cool and check to see if it sets).
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Add the cardamom
  • Allow to cool to room temperature and add the Kaloree1 to taste.
  • Divide the phirni into two halves.
  • Add the pista paste to one portion and add the green colour to the pista half.
  • Add the rose essence to the other half.
  • Pour the white phirni into the serving bowl and refrigerate to set (you can keep the dish in the freezer compartment for a short while to speed up the setting of it), leaving the other half at room temperature.
  • When the white portion is set, pour the green portion over it, cover with the vark, garnish with the almonds and refrigerate it to set.
  • Serve chilled with fresh warm malpuas.


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