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A Tale of Two Delightful Desserts – Mango & Nutty Rose Firni

17 August 2011 47 Comments

Firni - a delightful Dessert

First there was a Fresh Corn Dessert a few days back and now there are two more desserts for the weekend..Hmm…do I smell some conspiracy” inquired the puzzled hubby. “Is all the sweet temptations for the digital SLR?” he smiled and replied to his own query after he noticed a sparkle in my eyes! The decision to buy this high-end digital camera has been put on hold for almost a year by the dear hubby. As he wanted to get completely convinced that I am really serious about my blog and will put the camera to good use before succumbing to my demands. And I saw my wish getting wings when he reached for his lap top to Google for digital cameras πŸ™‚

Oh..and coming back to the recipes, Firni is a delightful healthy dessert and could be cooked in without much efforts. An earthen pot is a perfect vessel to set this dessert, as the porous surface of the pot will absorb water leaving a thick & creamy Firni behind. You could replace the mango with any other fruit of your choice. Apple, banana, strawberries, raspberries and Kiwi goes well with this dessert.

Mango Firni

Dessert recipe - Firni

Ingredients to go in…

Ingredients;

(serve 3)

  • 2 cups of skim milk
  • 1 tbsp. Basmati rice
  • 1/4 cup fresh cream (optional)
  • 1/2 cup mango pulp
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
Dessert recipe - Firni

Ground Basmati rice

Method; Boil 2 cups of milk and let it cool. Peel the mango and dice it in small cubes. Blend the mango into a puree leaving a few cubes for garnishing.

For making rice paste; Wash and soak the Basmati rice in 1/4 cup of milk for about 20 minutes. Grind the rice with the milk in a blender till it looks grainy and coarse. Normally a Firni calls for a fine rice paste to give it a creamy ice cream texture. But I keep my rice coarse as I like the grainy Firni.

Add this coarse rice and milk paste to the boiled milk and heat it again. Stir the mixture constantly to avoid it sticking to the bottom. Boil it for about 5-8 minutes till the mixture becomes thick. Take off from the flame and let it cool completely.

Dessert recipe - Firni

Firni served in mud pot

Add the pureed mango,Β  sugar and cardamom powder in the milk mixture and mix thoroughly. At this point you can add the cream to make the Firni more creamy.

Pour the Firni in an earthen pot if you have one or just set it in any plastic container. Arrange the mango cubes over the Firni and keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours. Do not freeze the Firni.

Dessert recipe - Firni

Chilled mango firni

Serve the chilled Mango Firni in individual serving bowl.

Dessert recipe - Firni

Creamy mango Firni, can you see the grainy texture…

Mango desserts flavored with Cardamom is a heavenly match.

Nutty Rose Firni

Dessert Recipes - Mango & Rose Firni

Dried Rose petals

Ingredients;

(serve 3)

  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 tbsp. raw rice
  • 1/4 cup fresh cream
  • 1/2 cup dried rose petals
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup mixed nuts (cashew/almonds/raisins)

Method; Boil 2 cups of milk and let it cool.

Rose petals; For drying the rose petals you can either microwave them for a quick result or dry the whole rose in shade. Microwave the whole rose for 10 minutes at 90 power. For drying in a shade, spread the fresh roses on a paper and cover them with another paper or a thinΒ  muslin cloth. Keep in shade and let the roses dry for 5-6 days.

For making rice paste; Wash and soak the Basmati rice in 1/4 cup of milk for about 20 minutes. Grind the rice and crushed dry rose petals with the milk in a blender till it looks grainy and coarse. Normally a Firni calls for a fine rice paste to give it a creamy ice cream texture. But I keep my rice coarse as I like the grainy Firni.

Add this coarse rice and milk paste to the boiled milk and heat it again. Stir the mixture constantly to avoid it sticking to the bottom. Boil it for about 5-8 minutes till the mixture becomes thick. Take off from the flame and let it cool completely.

Dessert Recipes - Mango & Rose Firni

Creamy dessert!

You can use any rose concentrate or syrup (Rooh Afza) to make Rose Firni. Add sugar and cream to make the Firni more creamy.

Dessert recipe - Firni

Chilled Rose Firni

Pour the Rose Firni in an earthen pot if you have one or just set it in any plastic container. Sprinkle crushed nuts and raisins, arrange few rose petals over the Firni and keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours. Do not freeze the Firni.

Notes;

  1. I have used skimmed milk, but you can make the Firni with whole milk for a much creamy and exotic dessert.
  2. I did not use any nuts to my Mango Firni as I wanted to get the taste of mangoes in every bite rather than the nuts.
  3. Any variety of rice works well for the firni.
  4. Add a tsp. of cornflour mixed in a little milk if you feel the Firni is not thick enough.
  5. Use any Rose syrup or concentrate if you cannot get dried rose petals for the recipe.

 

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  • deeksha said:

    Delicious firni with lovely flavour.
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  • Sharmilee said:

    Yummy recipe
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  • a spoonful of yumm said:

    both flavors are awesome ! i love firni , especially strawberry firni
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  • Kathy Gori said:

    Sanjeeta , this is just lovely!!!

  • Priya said:

    Cant take my eyes from that rose firni,super inviting firnis..
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  • Sarah said:

    Ive never had phirni before… these look really tempting!
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  • Baker Street said:

    I’ve never been a big fan of indian sweets. (or actually sweets in general).. But the mango firni sounds so delicious. It would be a perfect summer treat.
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  • sayantani said:

    I am on a strict diet right now but this makes me drool allover my laptop screen…delightful dessert. what a lovely colour.
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  • Deesha said:

    Delectable n sinful desserts
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  • Reva said:

    Lovely dessert… mango and rose, lovely combo..:) Good luck on getting a top class SLR:)
    Reva
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  • Spandana said:

    I love the mud pot and also the rose color in the phirni…
    Mango and Rose lovely combo…
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  • Raks said:

    Yum yum! Nice combo! Both makes taste and smell great πŸ™‚
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  • Yasmeen said:

    This is such a lovely and unexpected dessert. Rose is one of my favorite flavors — reminds me of all the desserts we used to it in our Middle Eastern home. Happy to have found your blog!
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  • Nishi said:

    Yummy firni Sanjeeta. Great shots as well πŸ™‚
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  • peachkins said:

    this looks romantic!

  • Anncoo said:

    Very beautiful desserts πŸ™‚
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  • jeyashrisuresh said:

    wonderful and beautiful texture of the kheer
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  • Pachecopatty said:

    Lovely refreshing sweets! Wonderful photos, congratulations on your camera:-)
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  • Premalatha Aravindhan said:

    wow wat a flavourful dessert,luks yum…
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  • Junia @ Mis Pensamientos said:

    that is gorgeous! i love how the rose petals give a pink hue to the rice deseert! thanks for the recipe sanjeeta. #healthyeats
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  • Radhika @ foodfor7stages said:

    Love that Rose Phirni. Do you still get mangoes in India? And I wish that you get your dream camera soon.
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  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com said:

    That looks so delicious! You know, I am yet to try firni. Can’t wait to make this recipe soon! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚
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  • Jamie said:

    How funny! My husband, too, all of a sudden one day just started acting differently towards my blog as if, all of a sudden, he realized that I was serious and actually making something with it. Ha! And what lovely, lovely dessert!
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  • Pinky said:

    A lovely dessert eapecially liked the nutty rose one..

  • Tadka Pasta said:

    Absolutely adore desserts (and chai) in mud pots. Both the sweets look really delicious!
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  • rebecca said:

    oh this looks so so good, like a jazzed up rice pudding, hope u get the camera of your dreams all is well, but will feel more relaxed after baby comes
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  • Lisa~~ said:

    Love the clay pot and the firni too.

    Lisa~~
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  • EA-The Spicy RD said:

    I have never heard of firni before, but now I desperately want to try it. Both versions! I love your mud pot too πŸ™‚

  • khushi said:

    wow firni in new avatar….looks super delicious

  • Kalpana said:

    Wow delicious ..the clay pot is too cute..well presented!!!

  • Yuri said:

    Yay for dSLRs! I got mine recently and still have a lot to learn. I love my camera πŸ˜€

    The mango firni looks good but it’s the rose firni that caught my attention. What a beautiful dish! Lovely clay pot too. I always learn something when I visit your blog πŸ™‚

    Happy Friday! xoxo
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  • Jaya said:

    That looks so delicious Sanjeeta, and mango phirni I can just imagine the taste ..heaven ..thanks for sharing ..hugs and smiles

  • Parita said:

    What a delicious twist of mango! The first pic is yumm!
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  • aipi said:

    There something about rose flavor that I completely love in Indian desserts ~ I recently tried it it in sreekhand n it was fabulous!Lovely post! Hope your wish for new camera fulfill soon πŸ™‚
    USMasala
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  • sukanya said:

    Absolutely love the way you presen the firni in traditional clay pots and oh that rose color looks so pretty
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  • bonnie at sweet life said:

    hope you get a great new camera, hubby also loves the benefits of my blog!! lovely treat stunning oclor!

  • Angie@Angiesrecipes said:

    A very pretty and tempting dessert!
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  • Gera@Sweets Foods Blog said:

    OMG You know I’m a dessert-man!

    I know that having a good camera is important, but food passion like yours come first πŸ™‚

    Have a great weekend,

    Gera
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  • Heavenly HOusewife said:

    That rose and nut firni sounds amazing. My favorite Indian sweets are gulab jaman, and second is firni. You’ve made it look really special. Beautiful job!
    *kisses* HH

  • Simone said:

    How gorgeous does that look Sanjeeta! Curious to find out what you’re gonna get camera wise… πŸ™‚
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  • kankana said:

    I have not yet eaten rose petals but heard that it can make your dessert very delicious and flavorful! This looks so pretty and delicious and it has my fav mango!
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  • latha said:

    I tried sanjeetha it came very well i named it as firni delicious

  • Magic of Spice said:

    These are both delightful! I need to look for one of those mud pots πŸ™‚ Your photos are always wonderful…but hope you get your wish anyway πŸ˜‰
    Have a great weekend!
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  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Magic of Spice, have been trying to post comment at your blog for the last couple of weeks..but its not taking. Can’t type the comment in the box..

  • Julie M. said:

    Yay for a new dslr! Which one did you end up getting? Your desserts look positively delicious Sanjeeta!
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  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Julie, the hunt and the debate for Nikon/Canon is still on..mostly Nikon it is.

  • BigFatBaker said:

    This sounds really creamy and tasty. Love the 2 different flavors, but I would love the mango one!
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