Firni - Milk Pudding


Milk Pudding

Indo/Pak Dessert

Firni is a very popular Indo/Pak dessert made of thickened milk, ricotta cheese and ground rice. It is very simple to make and still tastes like you put in a lot of effort. This dessert is very much like a custard but personally I think this milky sweet tastes much better. Adding up some nuts and extra flavor turns this sweet into a luxurious dessert. If you know how to make rice pudding, you will definitely find it easy to make this `Firni´ as well. The amazing milky combination with ricotta cheese is just incredible and will give you a veritable explosion of taste. Try out this recipe and impress your family and friends with some new sweet desserts.

Here is the recipe: 

Serves 6


  • 1 liter Milk
  • 3/4 cup Rice (soaked for 1 hour) 
  • 1/2 cup Ricotta Cheese (Khoya)
  • 1/2 cup Condensed Milk 
  • 3-4 Cardamoms
  • Pinch saffron (optional)
  • Pistachios for garnishing 

  1. In a mixer grind the soaked rice with little water to a paste.
  2. In a pot heat up the milk with a pinch of saffron and cardamom. 
  3. Ones milk comes to a boil add the rice paste and cook 15-20 mins while constantly stirring till thick. (Keep an eye as milky products tend to burn easily!)
  4. Add ricotta cheese with little water and condensed milk. Cook another 10 minutes till nicely combined. 
  5. Adjust the sugar and garnish with pistachios.
  6. Ones cooled down refrigerate and serve chilled. 

Enjoy :)


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