Firni - Indian rice dessert Recipe

Firni - Indian rice dessert

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Ground Basmati Rice - 50 gm

Milk - 1 litre
Sugar - 200 gm (less if you can't stand too much sugar, more if you love sugar like me)
Rose water - 1 tbsp
Nuts - 1/2 cup (sliced/crushed)


If you can't find ground basmati rice, buy whole basmati rice, soak in water for 1-2 hours, and use your food processor to crush it to a sand-like consistency.

How to make Firni - Indian rice dessert

1. Soak ground rice in water for 30 minutes
2. Bring milk to a boil and add the ground rice. Keep stirring to prevent burning and clumping.
3. The rice should be cooked in about 20-25 minutes. Keep stirring gently during this time.
4. When rice is done, add the sugar and keep stirring.
5. When the sugar dissolves completely add rose water and mix it up.
6. You're done cooking.
7. Pour single portions in individual dessert bowls (earthen ones preferred) and keep it in the refrigerator.
8. Sprinkle some sliced/crushed nuts on top. Use nuts you like - almond, pistachio, cashew, etc.

Serve chilled after a few hours (best is overnight). 

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