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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Lunch at Farheen's

My awesome cousin Farheen had me over for lunch at her place, a beautiful house in a land far far away. We set off early morning one fine day and after many moons were welcomed by this wonderful meal....

...followed by this yummy dessert called Firni. A sliky smooth rice porridge set in un-glazed clay pots.
For reasons know only to a few I like calling this dessert fur-ni :-)

(serves 6)
(prep time 1 hour)

Whole milk 4 cups
Rice Powder 2-3 Tbsp
Pistachios and/or almonds (chopped fine) 1/4 cup
Sugar 1/4 cup
Cardamoms pods  4


Blend rice powder with 1/2 cup cold milk and put it aside for at least half an hour.
Boil remaining milk with cardamoms.
Lower heat to medium and slowly pour in the blended rice powder in a steady stream.
Continue to cook on medium heat, stirring all the time, until it begins to thicken should take about 10 mins.
Add sugar and mix in the chopped nuts.
Taste and cool the firni pot in a bowl of water.
Once the firni has cooled down, pour it in a separate bowl or preferably in the special firni pots.
Decorate with some slivered almonds on top, place them in the fridge and chill for at least 5-6 hours.


  1. farheen is awesome

  2. i like fur-ni too :)

  3. Anonymous28/9/10 12:40

    Farheen says:It was nice having you at my place. Dear, I believe you would have reached in a much shorter time if you would have used now a days mode of transportation:)