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Sugar, Spice, Everything nice


It’s been ages since I went live with a post, quite literally a new year for me regarding blogging.

I know it’s March but still in the first quarter makes me want to push the envelope a bit!

So the reason I’ve been away is that we realised we shall have a new addition to our family this year! Surprise!

Getting our heads around that, took us some time I must say, but without further digression I’ll post a recipe here that’s apt for the occasion.

It’s an Indian sweet titled Firni which is made in every household a little differently.  I’m going to show the recipe handed down to us by my grandmothers (both of them) 🙂

Soaking time:  30 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 20-30 mins
Makes 4-6 servings

1ltr full-fat milk(full cream)
6-8 tbsp long grained rice (basmati)(Cooked) OR raw broken rice
6 tbsp sugar or more to taste
150 ml sweetened condensed milk
2 cardamoms (elaichi)
1pièce 1 inch of cinnamon
1 pinch saffron soaked in 1 tbsp milk

For The Garnish
a few chopped almonds and or slivers of almonds(badam)and or
Saffron strands for garnishing

Combine the rice along with enough water in a bowl and soak for 1 hour.
Cook the rice and ensure fluffiness.
Keep aside.
Boil the milk in a broad bottom non-stick pan, add the spices-Cardamom and cinnamon, let the flavours seep in.
Add the cooked rice  and mix gently.
Cook on a slow flame for approx. 15 minutes, while stirring continuously and scraping the sides of the pan.
Add the sugar, mix well and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes, while stirring continuously and scraping the sides of the pan.
Add the condensed milk, stir well and simmer for 5 minutes while stirring continuously and scraping the sides of the pan.
Add a little saffron dissolved in 1 tbsp of milk and stir it in.
Keep aside to cool slightly and refrigerate for atleast 1 hour. Or you can serve hot or warm as well during winter months.
Serve garnished with almonds.

And Voila! Firni or rice kheer is ready.  Hope you enjoy making it as much as I did.  Happy Eating!

p.s do let me know how it turned out with your comments or pics


About Sanaa Tarneem

The best thing about being a woman, is to have a little fun... Straightforward, forthright, simple at heart, a foodie, an explorer, extremely adaptable to life!...a lawyer, a closet writer, a good friend, a not-so-secret agony aunt...the list could go on, but the only way is to find out is by reading...


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