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Yummilicious! Caramelised pineapple phirni

Last updated on: October 18, 2014 15:50 IST
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Reader Sarina Kansal from Ambala sent us this easy-to-make caramelised pineapple phirni recipe.

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Caramelised pineapple phirni

Photograph: Sarina Kansal

I personally love phirni. But a twist is always what we look for. Addition of chilled pineapple chunks and caramelised sugar crunch to the creamy mixture is what makes it really delightful. This Diwali have a scoop of caramelised pineapple phirni… you can't resist and will ask for more :)," says Kansal.


  • 1 Litre full cream milk
  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup finely chopped pineapples
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder / elaichi powder
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg powder/ jaiphal powder
  • 1 tbsp almond flakes
  • 1 tbsp ghee


  • Wash rice and keep it aside for half an hour.
  • Meanwhile prepare caramel syrup. For this take sugar and a teaspoon of water in a pan and put it on flame; let it caramelise.
  • Be careful while caramelising.
  • Keep half a cup of milk aside and boil the remaining milk.
  • Drain the rice and grind it as fine paste using the cold milk.
  • Add the grounded rice paste to the milk and stir it continuously until it turns bit thick.
  • Meanwhile heat the ghee; keep aside tablespoon of pineapple chunks and roast the remaining pineapple chunks until they turn golden brown.
  • Grind these roasted pineapple chunks into a thick paste.
  • Add this pineapple paste and caramelised sugar to the cooking rice mixture. Stir it.
  • Add the cardamom powder, nutmeg powder to the cooking phirni and put off the flame.
  • Decorate with the pineapple chunks and almond flakes. Pour some more caramelised sugar on top.



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