Mango-Rice Phirni / Mango-Rice Porridge
Phirni is a close relative of Kheer or Payasam. Payas has its first mention in Budhist-era literature . A 2000 year old recipe served as Prasad in various temples.
Firni , a similar dessert cooked in Iran , Afghanistan , travelled to Indian sub-continent along with the Moghul rulers. Mainly served during the holy month of Ramdan.
This Recipe is free from :
Rice- Ambemohar/ Basmati - 1 TBSP
Water - 1 cup
Almond Milk / Any non dairy milk - 3 cups
Sugar - 2 TBSP
Nutmeg powder - ½ TSP
Mango pulp - ⅓ cup
Wash rice . Soak in water and keep aside for 30 minutes.
Remove the water from rice. Grind the rice into a coarse texture.
Add the milk to a pan and get it to a nice boil.
Add the grinded rice to milk. Mix well. Cook till the rice is fully cooked. Keep on stirring in between . Make sure the Rice does not stick to the bottom.
Add sugar and mix well. Cook for another 3-4 minutes. Keep stirring.
Add nutmeg powder and mix well.
Add mango pulp and mix well.
The fun part about this recipe is it can be served hot as well as cold. In both cases it tastes amazing.