Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Chocolate Phirni

Blogging Marathon # 38 , Week 4 Day : 2
Theme : Kids Delight - Chocolate
Course : Desserts

Chocolate Phirni is very delicious twist to pour popular Phirni which is a popular North Indian and Middle Eastern milk pudding made with rice. This delicious dessert is traditionally served in  clay bowls and can be eaten hot or cold.

For those who are new to Phirni, it is a smooth rice pudding made from whole milk and rice paste. The classic flavours of Phirni are Kesar - Pista, Kaju, Badam or Rose Phirni. My niece loves anything with chocolate so thought to make this for her while am at my parents place and by the time my post is up she has licked the bowl.

So lets learn how to good old classic Phirni with a twist.

Preparation time : 10 mins
Cooking time: 30 -40  mins
Yields : 6
Difficulty level : Easy to medium

1 litre milk / 4 cups of milk
1 tbsp basmati rice
2 tbsp fine basmati rice or any regular rice flour
1/4 cup sugar
50 gms 55% Dark Chocolate
1 tbsp ghee

For Garnishing:
Pista slices

  • Heat ghee in a non stick pan, add rice and roast till it's fluffy.
  • Add in 31/2 cups of  milk and bring it to boil on high heat, simmer the flame to medium. Continue to boil for 5 to 7 mins stirring after every minute. 
  • Dissolve 2 tbsp rice flour in half cup milk. Add the paste in boiling milk while stirring.
  • Let it cook for further 10 - 12 mins on slow flame, stir every minute or else your rice shall stick to bottom of pan.
  • When you reach nice thick texture just like custard, it coats back of spoon add in sugar.
  • Let sugar dissolve completely add in chopped chocolates and stir. Remove from flame and transfer in serving bowls, cups garnish with sliced pistachios.
  • Let it cool and set.
  • Serve hot or chilled.
  • I have added a tbsp of rice in beginning to give a bite texture, this is completely optional.
  • If you want to make the sweet traditional way then soak 4 tbsp of rice in water for 2 -3 hours. Drain and grind to paste with some milk and add in the milk instead of flour.
  • You can add any flavour of your choice.
  • Use of fresh fruits such as orange, mango can also be used. But of adding the fruits try to add them after the phirni has cooled a bit or else you shall end up with split pudding. The pudding should not be very thick. Add in 1/2 cup milk after taking off the fire.
  • You can use any chocolate of your choice but I prefer to use dark chocolate because of its health benefits.
  • Sugar substitute can be used instead of sugar, follow the conversion as per the substitute.
Linking this to Srivalli of Spicing your life for the Kids Delight event hosted by Gayatri of Gayatri's Cook Spot

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#38 Hope you have enjoyed reading this post. Please take a minute to share your views and valuable comments. Regards, Briju ParthasaratPreparation time : 15 mins


  1. What an interesting twist! I am sure that was tasty.

  2. that is lovely!!! super tempting and super delicious!!

  3. Very delightful,chocolatey and droolworthy phirni..I would love a huge bowl rite now.

  4. Phirni and chocolate , awesome.

  5. Very interesting and tasty addition of chocolate to Phirni. Sounds awesome.


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