Orange Phirni | Orange Flavored Rice Pudding

Orange Phirni

Orange Phirni/Orange flavored rice pudding is a simple, delightful dessert. A twisted version of the traditional Phirni, the popular North Indian dessert. If you crave for a milk-based creamy dessert with an exotic touch. Then this one’s for you.

Orange phirni does not take much of your time to prepare. For me, it takes 35 minutes to make this. I would suggest using a flat bottomed wide pan or non-stick pan to make the process faster and easier. This twisted of flavors go perfectly with any meal of your choice or as an after meal dessert. Like

Orange Phirni/Orange flavored rice pudding is a simple, delightful dessert.

Traditionally phirni is served in earthen pots. That is what makes me even more excited while serving 🙂 Here I have used cashews, pistachios, and almonds. You can use any nuts of your choice or whatever available with you. The addition of saffron and orange essence accentuate the taste and flavor.  Adjust the sweetness by adding more or less sugar as per your taste buds.

Make this indulgent dessert by following the simple steps below and relish with your loved ones. Let me know your thoughts about this orange phirni in the comment section. Also, you can connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

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Orange Phirni | Orange flavored rice pudding

Orange Phirni/Orange flavored rice pudding is a simple, delightful dessert. A twisted version of the traditional Phirni, the popular North Indian dessert. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Orange flavored phirni recipe, Orange phirni
Servings4 – 5 people
Author Geetanjali

INGREDIENTS ( 1 CUP = 250 ML )

  • 1 litre whole milk
  • 1/4 cup basmati rice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice freshly squeezed
  • 3/4 cup sugar or as required
  • 1/2 tsp orange essence
  • 3 tbsp chopped nuts(cashew nuts, almonds, and pistachios )
  • 6-7 green cardamoms (choti elaichi)
  • 10-12 saffron strands

For garnishing

  • 1 tbsp chopped nuts
  • 3-4 tbsp orange chunks without the thin white skin and seeds

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Soak the basmati rice in water for 2 hours. Once done drain them completely. Then ground them to a fine paste and set aside.
  • Heat milk in a shallow bottomed pan or non-stick pan and allow it to boil.
  • Take 2-3 tbsp milk in a bowl and soak the saffron strands in milk. Then set aside for later use.
  • Add basmati rice paste and stir to mix. 
  • Let them cook by stirring continuously over low to medium flame until thick and creamy. It is important to make sure the milk doesn’t stick to the bottom.
  • Once done add sugar, cardamom powder, and saffron infused milk. Now stir continuously and cook it for 2 minutes more or until you get the desired consistency and turn off the flame.
  • Powder the cardamoms in a mortar-pestle and discard the peels.
  • Allow the rice pudding to completely cools down. Then add freshly squeezed orange juice, orange essence, and chopped nuts. Mix well.
  • Serve this orange flavored phirni chilled in earthen pots after garnishing with chopped nuts and orange chunks.

Notes

  • Grind the basmati rice well.
  • To make the process faster and easier, use a flat bottomed wide pan or a non stick pan would be best.
  • Make sure the milk does not stick to the bottom. Hence stirring continuously is must.
  • Add the orange juice and orange essence once the phirni completely cools down.

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Orange Phirni/Orange flavored rice pudding is a simple, delightful dessert.

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