Authentic Mughlai Dessert- Phirni

Mughlai dishes are famous for their rich aroma and succulent taste.These dishes come from Mughlai era.Whole/ground spices and clarified butter are the key ingredients that make these dishes unique. Nowadays also these dishes are prepared and served in the Muslim households.

         So today I am going to post one of the famous dish from this special branch of cuisine, Mughlai cuisine i.e. Phirni.

         Phirni is of a milky,creamy is served on special occasions.Here I’m sharing the recipe of Saffron Phirni.

         The addition of saffron and nuts makes it healthy as well as tasty.And serving in earthen containers give it a special exotic appearance and taste.So to prepare Phirni we need-


Soaking time-45 minutes

Preparation time -5 minutes

Cooking time-35 minutes


  • Milk- 3 and 1/2 cups
  • Good quality rice-2tbsp
  • Sugar-1/2 cup(1cup=240ml)
  • Few almonds, blanched and chopped
  • Few pistachio soaked,peeled and sliced
  • 3-4 green cardamoms, powdered
  • Few strands of saffron,soaked in hot water
  • 1 drop of kewra essence
  • Few pomegranate seeds and saffron strands for garnishing.


  1. Wash 2tbsps of good quality rice in water and soak them for 40-45′.
  2. Grind them to a very fine paste with 3-4 tbsps of water.
  3. Dissolve the rice paste in 1/2 cup of milk and make it thin.
  4. Mix the thin rice paste with the remaining 3cups milk in a heavy bottomed pan.
  5. Bring it to a boil and then reduce the flame and cook on low flame till it attains a creamy consistency.
  6. Now add sugar, simmer till the sugar dissolves completely.
  7. After 1′ add cardamom powder.
  8. Remove from the fire.Let it cool down a little then add 1 drop of kewra essence.
  9. Then pour it into serving earthen containers.

        Keep it in refrigerator for 1hour.Serve chilled,decorated with saffron strands(or you can use saffron water,it will impart yellow color to it),nuts and pomegranate seeds.

Do give it a try …I’m sure you will enjoy it.

                    Happy cooking ☺

26 Comments Add yours

  1. This looks delicious!

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  2. Looks Delicious Saumya…

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    1. Thank u so much dear..I’m glad you like it

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  3. Neetha says:

    Phirni looks yum and the matka’s are so cute!!


  4. Malini says:

    Wow. Looks so perfect and I am drooling 😊

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    1. Thank u so much Malini …Do try it…

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    1. Thank u so much Deepti


  5. After seeing all these pics, craving for phirni. They are so delicious.

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    1. Thank u so much…..Yes dear.. It’s so creamy and yummy…My daughter loves it….Do try it ..


  6. Sumith says:

    Wow absolutely drooling on this!

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    1. Thank you so much sir…I’m glad you liked it….

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  7. I’m a big fan of desserts , I really love this phirni, So creamy and decadent and those pictures are amazing ! Looking forward to see more posts Saumya ! Great start 👍🏻😊

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    1. Thank u dear for ur encouraging words…And gud to know dat like me u too have a sweet tooth…Gr8… 👍

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  8. Wow looks so delicious and tempting

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    1. Thank u so much dear…Pls try it…U will luv it for sure

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  9. Preveena says:

    this dessert is to die for…. your recipe looks promising. Will give it a try soon!

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    1. Thanks Preveena for ur kind words… Pls try it and do let me know how it came out…


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