Neighborhood Kitchens

Rasoi's Strawberry Phirni (pudding)


This favorite dessert from Northern India is made with rice and offers a great gluten-free option for an after dinner sweet.

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Strawberry Phirni (pudding)
1 cup rice
13 fresh strawberries
4oz almonds (slivered)
4oz pistachio nuts (slivered)
32oz milk
¾ cup sugar
½ tsp green cardamom powder

Clean wash and soak the rice in water for two hours.  Drain the water and blend the rice into a paste.  Soak the almonds and pistachios in hot water for 5 minutes. 
Heat the milk in a large sauce pan, bringing it to a bowl.  Add ½ teaspoon of green cardamom powder and two teaspoons of sugar to the boiling milk.  Add the rise paste to thicken.  Add the slivered almonds and pistachios.  Continue to stir, adding more rice paste as needed.
Add the fresh chopped strawberries, turn down the heat and let cool to room temperature.  Refrigerate overnight to be served the next day.
Serve chilled in a nice bowl or glass and garnish with strawberry slices.

chef dhar

Chef Sanjiv Dhar shared this recipe with us when he was featured as our guest on Neighborhood Kitchens.


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