Recipe: Fruit & Nuts Rice phirni

Alpa Momaya

May 12, 2022

rice phirni

Fruit & Nuts Rice phirni

This classic slow-cooked Mughal dessert very similar to our humble rice pudding. It is rich taste, delicate auroma is loved by all and s best seved cold. This is our helathy take on fruit and nuts Rice Phirni.
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 1 cup


  • 6 seedless dates
  • 2 tbsp Basmati rice, soaked in water
  • 31/2 cup low fat milk
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup almonds, peeled
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • A few saffron strands
  • 1/2 cup mixed fruits


  • Soak the basmati rice for at least 1 hour in water.
  • Now, also soak the dates and nuts for 15 minutes in 1/2 cup of warm milk.
  • Drain the water from the rice, pat it dry, and crush it coarsely.
  • Next, grind the soaked dates and nuts into a paste.
  • Place a vessel on the stove and pour in the low fat milk.
  • Bring milk to a boil.
  • Meanwhile, once the milk is at the boiling temperature, use a ladle to remove some milk and pour it into a small bowl.
  • Soak some saffron strands in the small bowl of milk
  • Pour the crushed rice into the vessel and let it simmer with the milk for 5 minutes on the stove.
  • Reduce and let the milk thicken.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Mix in the nut paste and cardamom powder, then set aside to chill.
  • Pour into some glasses and place it in the refrigerator.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh fruits and serve chilled.
Keyword Fruit & Nuts Rice phirni, rice

About the Author

As the holder of a Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics from the University of Mumbai, Alpa Momaya has always understood the value of good nutrition in an individual's life. She is a Registered Nutritional Practitioner (Canada) with over 15 years of experience in the field. Specializing in Clinical Nutrition, Pre & Post Natal Diets, and Weight Management, Alpa found her calling as a Sr. Nutritionist with HealthifyMe. Alpa's love for cooking and good nutrition has seen her contribute several recipes to the HealthifyMe database over the years. Additionally, she takes a keen interest in reading and painting.

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