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Black Rice And Kiwi Phirni (An Exotic Rice Pudding)

4.40 from 5 votes

An easy and healthy dessert made with Black rice. I have used jaggery as a sweetener to bring out the naturally nutty taste of the black rice. Instead of using nuts of any kind, I decided to top it up with a fruit. Makes it healthier and the acidity in the fruit acts as the perfect foil to the sweetness of the phirni. Though had quite a few fruits stocked up but I decided to pick on the Kiwi as it makes for a lovely contrast with the lavender hues of the black rice .
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Served AsBrunch, Dinner, Lunch
CuisineDesserts, Indian
Servings 4


  • 1 liter whole milk
  • 4 tbsp black rice powder
  • 4 tsp jaggery or as per taste I used the light hued variety
  • 2 kiwis for topping
  • 1/2 cup cold milk for mixing with the rice powder


  • Soak the black rice grains for 4 hours. Drain and spread on a plate to air dry. Once the surface moisture evaporates, grind it into a powder.
  • Mix the rice powder in the cold milk.
  • Boil the milk till it reduces to half of the original volume.
  • Pour in the rice mixture and keep stirring till it starts to thicken a bit. Once the consistency reaches that of a custard, mix in the powdered jaggery.
  • Remove from the flame and allow it to cool down a bit. Pop it into the fridge for a couple of hours.
  • Just before serving, peel and chop the kiwi into thin half-moon slices.
  • Pour the phirni into dessert glasses. Top it up with the kiwi and serve.

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Sweta Biswal
Sweta Biswal

From authentic recipes from Odisha to low calorie delights, I blog and share it. It is a reflection of my healthy eating and living habits.

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