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Badam Phirni

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Badam Phirni is a traditional Indian dessert made with rice flour, milk, sugar, and nuts.

Badam Phirni is a traditional Indian dessert made with rice flour, milk, sugar, and nuts. The dish is often served on special occasions such as Diwali or weddings. The dish has its roots in old Persian cuisine. Badam Phirni can be prepared by sautéing almonds in ghee, adding the rice flour to the mixture and cooking it with milk for about 20 minutes. Sugar can also be added to the dish for sweetness

The dish is prepared by simmering assorted nuts and dry fruits until they are soft and then adding them to a bowl containing a pot of boiling milk. The milk is stirred continuously until it achieves the consistency of cream porridge or custard. A little sugar or jaggery may be added to taste.

Badam Phirni can be served hot or cold, depending on the season.

It can also be served in individual serving dishes with fresh cream that has been lightly sweetened with sugar sprinkled over the top before serving

Badam Phirni

Milk – 500 ml
Rice – 1 tblsp, soaked in water for 1 to 1 1/2 hours
Sugar – 2 tblsp (adjust as per taste)
Cardamom Powder – 1/2 tsp
Almonds – 2 tblsp + extra to garnish
Rose Water – 1/2 tsp

1. Soak the almonds in hot water and peel the skin.
2. Then slice them finely.
3. Drain the rice and grind to a smooth paste.
4. Heat milk in a pan and bring to a boil.
5. Reduce flame and stir continously.
6. Simmer for 30 minutes or until the milk has thickened and reduced to 3/4th.
7. Add the rice paste, sugar and stir well.
8. Simmer, stirring all the time, until thickened.
9. Remove from flame and add the cardamom powder, almonds and rose water.
10. Stir to mix well and keep it in the fridge.
11. Just before serving, garnish with some sliced almonds.

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