Pineapple Phirni

Pineapple Phirni


Phirni, also called Firni, is a classic North Indian sweet pudding. It is a wonderful, fantastically rich, creamy, silky smooth pudding that is a popular festive Indian dessert. 

This fruity Pineapple Phirni is the ultimate comfort dessert in a bowl. 

Preparation Time: 30 minutes 

Cooking Time: 20 minutes 

Serves: 6-7 people 


Milk- 1 liter (full fat) 

Rice- 1/4th cup
Sugar- 1 cup

Pineapple Slices (canned pineapple)- 8 

Green Cardamoms- 5
Pineapple essence- 1/2 teaspoon 

For garnishing- 

Pineapple slices- 2, cut into small chunks 

Saffron- 10-15 threads 
Pista slivers- 1 tablespoon 
Pomegranate arils- 2 tablespoon 


We will start by rinsing the rise with water.

Thoroughly rinse the rice 3-4 times and then soak the rice in enough water for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, remove the seeds from the cardamom pods and coarsely ground the seeds.

Take out slices from the pineapple can. Give them a quick rinse to remove the excess sugar syrup.

With the help of a blender jar or grinder jar make a purée of 8 pineapple slices.

Once the rice are nicely soaked for half an hour, drain the water and grind them to a coarse paste.

Dilute this coarsely grounded rice paste with 1/4th cup of water.

Heat the milk in a heavy bottom pan boil.

Once the milk comes to a rolling boil reduce the flame to the lowest.

Next add in the ground rice paste and mix it well.

Cook stirring continuously on low or medium low flame.

Do scrape the sides and bottom of the pan to make sure that milk is not sticking to the pan.

Cook until the milk thickens like porridge and ground rice are soft. It will take about 15-18 minutes.

Next, add in sugar, grounded cardamom seeds and pineapple puree.

Mix everything well and further cook for 4-5 minutes till the sugar is fully dissolved.

Add in the pineapple essence. Mix it well.

Turn off the heat.

Let it come to room temperature.

After that you can either transfer the prepared Phirni in individual bowls or a big serving bowl.

Garnish with chopped pineapple chunks, pista, saffron and pomegranate arils.

Refrigerate it for few hours before serving.

It tastes best when served chilled.

Enjoy the delicious treat!!