Thandai Phirni – Holi Special Recipe

Thandai Phirni – Holi Special Recipe

Holi Special Thandai Phirni

Our preparation for today is Thandai Phirni, specially brought to you for the occasion of Holi. Phirni is a rice pudding which finds its origin in Persia. Thandai, on the other hand is a milk shake, served chilled, prepared especially on the occasion Holi. Coarsely ground almonds, fennel seeds, rose petals, ground pepper among others, are the main ingredients which constitutes Thandai.

This Holi, impress your guests with this delectable dessert, which integrates the exotic flavors of thandai, with the savory wholesomeness of phirni. Read ahead for the recipe. 

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Thandai Phirni – Holi Special Recipe

Ingredients Required

  • 1 liter wholemilk
  • 1 cup ofalmonds, peeled and chopped
  • 1 of cupof pistachios, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cupof cashew nuts, chopped
  • 1 cupwatermelon seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ofgreen cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon offennel seeds
  • 1 tablespoonpoppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ofrose water
  • 1 tablespoon ofkewra
  • 100 gramsrice, soaked overnight
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2teaspoon saffron
  • 250 grams of granulatedsugar

 Procedure of Preparation

  • Bring milk to a boil and reduce the flame to let it simmer.
  • Coarsely ground the almonds, pistachios, cashews, seeds of watermelons, green cardamom pods, fennel seeds, poppy seeds, rose water, kewra, soaked rice and black peppercorns.
  • Add the mix to the milk.
  • Further add sugar, followed by saffron. Let the preparation simmer over a low flame.
  • Remove from flame when the added ingredients are cooked, the preparation thickens in consistency, and is reduced by almost half.
  • Garnish and serve cold.

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