•         4 cups - milk, preferably full cream.
  •         a few strands saffron.
  •         5 to 6 tbsp - sugar.
  •         3.5 tbsp - rice, soaked.
  •         12 almonds, blanched and sliced finely.
  •         a few drops rose/ almond/ Kesar essence.

How to Make Quick and Easy Phirni

  •         Soak the rice for 20 mins and grind to a fine paste. Soak the saffron n 1.5 cup warm milk.
  •         Bring the milk to boil along with the sugar and saffron on the fire.
  •         Put into a large microwave-safe dish. Stir in the ground rice.
  •         Microwave at 100% power for 1-2 mins till the milk comes back to a boil again.
  •         Then reduce the power level to 70% and continue to cook for 5 mins, stirring twice. Stand 3-4 mins.
  •         Stir in most of the almonds and essence.
  •         Pour into a serving bowl and garnish with the remaining nuts and raisins. Chill well.