Phirni is a classic dessert that is famous in most Asian households and it always goes down a treat! When I go to South Africa, my aunty always whips up a different version of phirni. She uses semolina powder to replace the usual ground rice with a few other minor changes, and the result is a rich, sweet, creamy semolina pudding! I’m sharing the recipe with you today as I think it’s perfect for Eid. It’s also really simple and quick to make!
Let me know if you try it out
- 1L long life milk
- 6 tbsp fine semolina powder
- 1 1/2 tsp china grass (same as agar agar/falooda powder)
- 3/4 tin condensed milk (I use the Nestle Carnation condensed milk - 397g tin)
- 2 small tins of evaporated milk (I use the Nestle Carnation evaporated milk - 170g tin)
- 2tsp vanilla extract
- Pistachios to decorate
- Mix the milk, semolina and china grass in a pan over the stove and allow to boil. Simmer for 5 minutes.
- Add the condensed milk (you can add more than suggested if you prefer it to be sweeter).
- Boil for 3 minutes.
- Remove from heat and add the evaporated milk and vanilla extract and mix well.
- Separate the mixture into small serving bowls, decorate with pistachios and place in the fridge to set for minimum 2 hours.
- This recipe makes 15 small servings. You could also make one large serving in a big dish.