Samvat Phirni( Barnyard Millet Pudding)

Fasting Navratra days, had always been a family treat time since ever I remember since my early childhood. I have always seen my mom laying a great spread after a day’s long fasting and it would always amaze me as it always used to be more glamorous than our regular or festive meals. As a child, the only thing that mattered was to enjoy it. As i grew and started practicing the traditions and my fasting days would bring a challenge to either make something short precise for myself as I am the only fasting soul in the whole household or make the food interesting enough so that all in the family could enjoy it without going through the ordeal of a long fasting week.

Managing meals is easier but the dessert scene, as always had been my main focus, and navratra desserts are a bit tricky with the adulterated khoya available in the market. It practically reduces the possibilities as mom would quickly stir up the khoya with anything and the dessert would be ready, but here that magic ingredient is missing.

Kheer or milk pudding can surely be presented in many possible ways and so did I realise that a simple samvat rice kheer can be reduced further to give a creamier phirni and topped with some traditional kewra and nuts and chilled to get a great dessert at the table.

A very simple dessert but it looks royal and tastes awesome….and I plan to use barnyard instead of regular rice for my Phirni in future as its much lighter on the stomach and as tasty.

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Samvat Phirni / Barnyard Millet Pudding
Course Dessert
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Boil milk in a heavy bottom pan and bring it to boil.
  2. Add rice( washed) and cook till it thickens and starts coating the spoon for about 25-30 min on a slow flame Keep stirring while cooking
  3. Keep stirring while cooking
  4. Allow cooling Now add saffron soaked in milk, cardamom powder and kewra water for fragrance
  5. Serve chilled garnish with rose petals, and slivered almonds
Recipe Notes

Regular rice can be ground and used if not fasting

Jaggery can be used instead of sugar

Rose water can be used instead of kewra or it can be omitted

 

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