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Thursday 16 May 2024

Black Rice Phirni

 

          Phirni is a traditional sweet / pudding that has its origins in the Northern regions of India. It is typically made of ground rice paste in a milk based creamy dessert. But how about some 'Black Rice Phirni' for a change? So substitute the usual white rice with some black rice. It is absolutely an easy, quick and a yummy chilled dessert. Moreover, it is diabetic friendly and can be enjoyed guilt free.

           You can enjoy it as an after meal dessert or with poori / paratha. It's pure divine. So try this phirni in a new avatar by checking out the step by step pictorial recipe to prepare this awesome healthy dessert.

 



          Black rice, also know as forbidden rice is widely found in the North Eastern states of India where it is very popular. It is also found in other countries like Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand. 

          This forbidden rice has numerous health benefits as it has a good amount of anti oxidants, proteins, fibers and is low in calories. 

          It is good for the prevention of obesity and diabetes. Black rice is nutty in taste and texture with a very unique flavour. 

          You can prepare many healthy and interesting recipes with this wonder rice. Apart from phirni and kheer, Paniyarams, idli, dosa, tikki and uthapam also can be made. 




  • 500 ml. full fat milk
  • 1/4 cup black rice
  • 2 tbsp. sugar or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp. rose water
  • 2 tbsp. chopped mixed nuts
  • 1 pinch of saffron
  • few dry rose petals
  • 1 sprig of mint leaf






                 Soak the rice overnight. Then blend to a smooth paste by adding some water or milk.

                 Bring the milk to a boil. Add the black rice paste and a pinch of salt. Simmer on a low flame till it turns slightly thick. Keep stirring continuously so that it doesn't get burnt.

          Add the sugar and cardamom powder. Mix well and simmer further for 1-2 minutes or till you get the desired consistency. Switch off the flame and add the rose water. 

          Bring it to room temperature and refrigerate for sometime. Serve chilled, garnished with chopped mixed nuts, saffron, dry rose petals and a sprig of mint leaf.



                                  Soak the rice overnight. 



                                  Blend to a smooth paste by adding some water or milk.



                                 Bring the milk to a boil. 



                     Add the black rice paste & a pinch of salt. Simmer on a low flame till it 
                  turns slightly thick. Keep stirring continuously so that it doesn't get burnt.



                                   Add the sugar 



                       and cardamom powder. Mix well & simmer further for 1-2 minutes or
                       till you get the desired consistency. 



                                   Switch off the flame and add the rose water. 



                         Serve chilled, garnished with chopped mixed nuts, saffron, dry rose 
                         petals and a sprig of mint leaf.




          







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