Kesar Phirni

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The scrumptious blend of Milk and Rice, with a dash of sugar, flavored with green cardamom powder, drizzled with rose water and laced with saffron, garnished with pistachio nuts and rose petals will add beauty to your dining table and will delight your guest.
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Prep Time4 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time4 hours 55 minutes
Served As: Desserts
Recipe Cuisine Type: Desserts, Homestyle Cooking, North Indian
Recipe Taste: Sweet
Calories 397 kcal
Servings 4


  • 1 ¼ liter Milk Full cream
  • 1/4 cup Rice soaked
  • 1 gm Saffron broiled
  • 30 gm Pistachios
  • 1/2 cup Sugar or as required
  • ½ tsp Cardamom powder
  • ½ tbsp Rose water

For the garnish:

  • 15 gm Pistachio slivered
  • 1/2 gm Saffron broiled
  • 2 tsp Rose Petals dried


  • Pick, wash and soak rice for 1 ½ hours.
  • Boil milk in a heavy bottomed pan and set aside. Drain and grind the rice coarsely.
  • Broil saffron and set aside. Blanch pistachios, peel and cut into slivers.
  • Add the coarsely ground rice paste to the milk and cook stirring continuously so that there are no lumps and it does not burn or stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Add Sugar and mix. Add green cardamom powder, saffron and mix. Add rose water. When the mixtures starts thickening take it off the flame.
  • Pour into soaked Kasoras / earthenware pots and keep them in the refrigerator to chill for 1 to 1 ½ hours.
  • Served chilled garnished with slivered pistachio nuts, saffron and dried rose petals.

Recipe Notes

About the Author: This recipe has been shared by Chef Reetu Uday Kugaji who believes that food that she cooks should touch heart and soul of the person and she dedicates all her success to her Angel Mother. 
Works as Speciality Chef with Percept KnoriginCinecurryChefsutra and as a Food Author with PioneerchefTheurbanspicePinksworthTanyamunshiMangobunchPlattershareWomenplanet
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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 622mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 571IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 413mg | Iron: 1mg

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