Tuesday, 26 January 2016


Phirni is adelicious, creamy dessert prepare with rice powder combined with milk, cream, 

sugar and few saffron strands. This is a common preparation in Punjabi households and 

served in  earthenware bowls called "Shikoras".

For this wonderful occasion of our 67th Republic day I have preapared Tricoloured phirni Resembling saffron, white and green colour of our National flag.Carrot halwa for saffron, rice powder white chocolate phirni for white colour and green peas phirni for green colour.
Feel free to comment your suggestions after trying out this recipe.


Grated Carrots grated                                                              -2 cups
Blanched Green peas                                                                  -1/4 cup
Rice powder                                                                                    - 2 tablespoons
Ghee                                                                                                   - 2 tablespoons
 Milk                                                                                                     -1/2 cup + 4 tablespoons
Powdered sugar                                                                              -1/2 cup
(powder the sugar finely adding ½ tbsp of corn flour)
cardamom powder                                                                       - 1/2 teaspoon
White chocolate chopped                                                          -4 tablespoons
Blanched  and chopped almonds                                          - few to garnish
  Saffron strands                                                                           - few

Combine rice powder and ½ cup milk in a bowl.
To make white chocolate phirni, heat milk-rice powder mixture in a  non-stick pan. Cook till it thickens.
Add 2 tbsps powdered sugar, one third of cardamom powder to the above mixture  and mix well.
 Add  2 tablespoons of white chocolate and mix well. Cook ona Simmer flame for  few minutes and remove from fire.
Our white chocolate phirni is ready .

Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a non-stick pan, add grated carrots and cook for ten minutes.
After ten minutes add ¼ cup of powdered sugar and cook till the sugar melts.
Add two tablespoons of milk and mix well.
Add one ladle of white chocolate phirni  and a pinch of cardamom powder to the halwa and mix well.
Cook on a sim flame for few minutes and remove from flame.
Carrot halwa is ready.

To make green phirni, heat remaining ghee in another non-stick pan
Grind blanched green peas with 3 tbsps water to a smooth puree. Add this puree to a non sick pan and mix well. Cook for five to ten minutes.
Add two tablespoons of milk and two tablespoons of powdered sugar to the above mixture and mix well.
 Add ¼ tsp cardamom powder and 2 tablespoons white chocolate and mix well and remove from fire.
Our green phirni is ready.
Pour a portion of green peas phirni in individual cups or glasses, sprinkle few almonds. Add a portion of white chocolate phirni, add few badams. Top it with a portion of carrot halwa, sprinkle some more chopped almonds.
Our tricoloured  phirni is ready to serve.

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