The rains by then were beautiful. We would feast on hot hot bhuttas or besan pakodas with home made tomato sauce. Now a days pakodas sounds so heavy and unhealthy that I rarely make them. Even my son doesnt like to eat deep fried - puris or pakodas. Hmm...but offer him these street food vada and samosa he would grab it without second thought. 😂😂. Afterall there's no guarantee when he would get them to eat next.
When rains gets started my Mom use to make kheer with puye. Hot puye with chilled kheer. Yes, chilled. We always liked chilled kheer more than hot. Somehow it tastes yum and more delicious. Isnt it? But then we were so clever, would eat hot when ready coz its good to eat hot as mumma says, right. And then check with mumma if more is left to feast chilled later on. 😏😉
I could not make dat delicious as mumma use to make but mine is also okay. Self praise is must to keep self motivated 😂
Its raining in mumbai for last 10 days and It was obvious that I would satisfy my craving. After a hectic week, sunday came like break to routine though a mother of infant hardly gets time to rest. So myself being working 24x7 managed to make firni for my family. My recipe is simple yet nutty and delicious. Emmm... 😋 Firni and kheer are more so similar. Difference is only that kheer has liquid consistency while firni is thick.
It was after I saw Anita chahal aunty's kheer post that I charged up and made firni. My family is thanking her instead of me. 😂😂
Lets learn simplest one !
1.25 ltr milk
3/4 cup broken rice or chotte daane wale rice. ( I grind my basmati rice little into small)
3/4 cup sugar powder (you may increase or decrease as per your taste)
Ghee 1 tbsp
Almonds 10-15 no.s
Cashewnuts 7-8 no.s
Raisins 15 no.s
Pista 4-5 no.s
Vanilla essence or kewda few drops (optional)
Grind and keep aside rice (if required) - take pre wash and dried clean rice.
Grind sugar alongwith cardamom seeds.
Grind /break little almonds , cashewnuts and pista and keep aside.
Keep big pan on gas. Add ghee. Add all nuts and saute little and take out.
In same vessel now add milk and let it come to a boil.
Add rice and let it cook on sim. Until milk gets thicken and rice gets cooked. It will take say about 15-20 mins. Add more milk if you find it too thick.
Now add essence, nuts , sugar to it and let it cook. Keep sauting for 5-6 mins.
Add milk if required as per desired consistency.
Firni is ready. Garnish with more nuts and serve hot or chilled as you like.
P.s. Firni is thick as compared to kheer. And it also thickens more when cooled so add milk accordingly.