Today I will be making pistachios phirni. A delightful popular North Indian dessert. This is like a eggless pudding. A very basic recipe using rice, milk and sugar. And has a very creamy texture. This has same ingredients as rice kheer, but tastes very different. And it’s very easy to make. This recipe will serve 6. To make pistachios phirni we will need: cups of milk 1/4 cup of rice Which I have already washed and soaked for about half an hour and drained the water.
You can use any white rice. 1/2 cup of sugar 6 green cardamom pods I have shelled and crushed. Few strings of saffron. 1/4 cup of pistachios I have soaked the pistachios in hot water for about 15 minutes, drain the water and rub between paper towel to remove the skin and then slice them. First I will blend the rice to make a thick batter. First I will put the rice in blender. Now add about 2 tablespoons of milk. And blend it. And shake it one time and blend again. Batter is ready. I have blended for about 30 seconds. So let’s open. So this looks good. I am going to add about 1/4 cup of milk.
And we are going to keep this aside and we will add this batter latter in the milk. First I will boil the milk over medium high heat. I like to use the heavy bottom pan but before putting the milk I will wet the pan inside and this helps and avoid not to burn the milk from the bottom. I also leave about 1 tablespoon of water in the pan. So I will add the milk. After milk comes to boil, then reduce the heat to medium and let it simmer for about 12 minutes. After milk came to boil, I reduced the heat to medium and it has been boiling for 6 minutes. And we have to boil for may be 6-7 more minutes. Do stir the milk in between scraping the sides. It has been 12 minutes and now I will add the rice batter slowly and keep mixing so there is no lumps. And you will see as soon as it comes to boil milk will start looking thick. As you see milk is looking thick and it will get thicker as it comes to boil.
Do keep stirring it and cleaning the sides. After it comes to boil you have boil it for another 3-4 minutes. And do keep stirring. So this has been about 4 minutes and as you it’s like a thick batter. So now I am going to add the sugar. Cardamom Saffron And pistachios. Just save about 1 tablespoon of pistachio to garnish it. And stir it. Again cook for about another 3 minutes and do keep stirring otherwise it will become very lumpy. And it should be creamy. It has been about minutes. As you see this has become very thick consistency. And we have to turn off the heat and pour in the serving bowl while still it is hot.
Because as it gets cold phirni will start becoming very thick. I will just pour the phirni in the individual serving bowls. It’s looking very nice. Saffron has given very nice color and nice flavor. Now we can just garnish on the top. Looking nice color. Pistachio phirni is ready. But before serving you have to refrigerate this for about 2 hours. It tastes really good when it is chilled. Pistachio phirni is looking beautiful. Has a nice aroma of cardamom and saffron. This is one of my favorite dessert. Serve this exotic dessert for your next get together. Your guests will enjoy it. Thank you. Till we meet again, check out more recipes on manjulaskitchen.com..
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FROM CHEF DEVAUX’S KITCHEN: “Welcome back to another cooking video, I’m Chef Devaux and today we’re going to do something a little bit different, because doing the same thing over and over and over again it kind of becomes a little bit monotone and it can become boring. We’re going to switch it up, we’re going to make a pistachio dessert with a lot of pistachio and it’s called Pistachio Fantasy. I hope you guys enjoy it, there’s a lot of steps so stay with it through the end. You’re going to see an awesome dish you guys can make at home.
— Chef Devaux —