Mango is one of the most versatile of fruits and can be added to a wide range of dishes from salads to desserts to main course. Before the mango season ends, I wanted to share another classic Indian dessert prepared with ripe mangoes. Today we will learn how to prepare mango phirni following our easy recipe.
How to make Mango Phirni
Prep time - under 15 mins
Cook time - under 30 mins
Serves - 3-4
Raw Rice - 3 1/2 tbsp (basmati or regular rice)
Milk - 4 cups (full fat milk)
Condensed milk - 3/4 cup or sugar
Pistachio - 10-12
Almonds - 10-12
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Saffron - 3-4 strands soaked in 2 tbsp milk
Mango puree - 1/2 cup
Ripe mangoes chopped - 1/2 - 3/4 cup
Some chopped nuts and chopped mangoes
Soak rice for 30 minutes. Drain the water completely and grind it to a coarse paste. Dilute the paste with 1/4 cup of water and keep it ready.
Blanch nuts - Soak almonds and pistachio in hot water for 15 minutes and peel the skin. Slice it into thin strips.
Boil milk first. Once milk starts boiling, reduce the flame to low and add the ground rice paste.
Cook stirring continuously in low or medium flame until the milk thickens like a porridge. (see picture below)
Add condensed milk, cardamom powder and cook for a few seconds until everything gets blended well. Switch off the flame. Allow it to cool. Refrigerate for an hour.
Remove from the refrigerator, add chopped nuts, mango puree,saffron, chopped mangoes and put it back into the refrigerator to chill further.
Garnish with few chopped mangoes, nuts and serve chilled. It tastes so heavenly.
Note - Use only very sweet mangoes. If you can get alphonso mangoes, do use that.
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