Yields: 6 Servings Difficulty: Medium Prep Time: 1 Hr Cook Time: 30 Mins Total Time: 1 Hr 30 Mins

Phirni is a Punjabi dessert that is made with rice and cooked in milk. The main difference between a Kheer and Phirni is that kheer is cooked with whole rice grain, while Phirni is cooked with grounded rice paste. The consistency of phirni is on a creamier side and it is definitely a crowd pleaser in many occasions. Phirni is made with milk and flavored with cardamom and fruit puree or served plain as such. It is usually chilled down in small matki / earthen pots in many parts of North India.

On the occasion of Valentines day, where strawberries are loaded all over the grocery aisles, I opted to make this STRAWBERRY PHIRNI to celebrate the occasion with this classic Indian dessert. The creamy Phirni cooked in milk and flavored with fresh strawberries render a beautiful pinkish tint to the phirni. Try this strawberry Phirni for the valentines day and please your loved ones.

For other kheer varieties in the website refer to the below links:

Caramel Payasam    

Foxtail millet posa Kheer

ArisiParuppu Payasam

Biscuit Payasam

JackFruit Payasam


0/6 Ingredients
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0/7 Instructions
  • Soak three tablespoons of basmati rice for one hour. Wash and drain them. Grind to a thin paste with water.
  • In a heavy bottomed pan, add 700 ml of milk. Bring it to boil for about 5 mins. Scrape the sides.
  • Add the grounded rice paste to the milk and cook them for about 5 - 7 mins until the rice gets cooked and blended with milk.
  • Wash and chop the strawberries. Grind them to a puree in a mixer jar.
  • Once the phirni is cooked, add three tablespoons of sugar to it. Let the sugar melt and combine with the phirni.
  • When the phirni is cooked, add quarter teaspoon of cardamom powder and combine together. Turn off the stove.
  • Let the phirni come to room temperature. Add the pureed strawberry and blend them together. Chill and garnish with almonds and fresh strawberries.


  • Phirni can be served as such or flavored with any nuts and fruits. Some common flavors added are strawberry, mango, kesar and pistachios.
  • Flavored rice varieties like basmati rice, jasmine rice , jeera rice or gibing hog rice can be used to make this phirni.
  • Always add the pureed strawberries once the phirni comes to room temperature to avoid curdling.

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