Badam Phirni is one of the most popular North Indian dessert and served during festivals or any occasions. It is a rich creamy delicious kheer/pudding cooked with rice, almonds and milk

Its very easy to make and mouth watering in taste. Its also one of the popular variations of Kheer. I have provided step by step instructions on how to prepare this delicious kheer

Preparation time: 2 hrs Cooking time: 20 mins Total time: 2 hrs 20 mins

Servings: 4


  • 6 tbsp Basmati Rice
  • 3.5 cups full fat milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar – adjust
  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron soaked in 1 tbsp warm milk
  • 13-14 almonds

For Garnishing

  • 1 tbsp sliced almonds
  • 1 tsp sliced pistachios
  • 6-7 saffron strands

Steps to prepare:

  • Rinse basmati rice in running water and soak in water for 30-45 minutes
  • Add boiling water to almonds and let it sit for 6-7 minutes.
  • Drain excess water and Peel the skin of almonds
  • Grind blanched almonds with 1-2 tablespoon milk into smooth paste
  • Keep ground paste aside
  • Drain excess water and transfer rice to mixer-grinder. Add approx. 2-3 tablespoons water
  • Grind until thick and smooth paste is formed
  • Transfer contents to a bowl, mix prepared paste with 1/2 cup milk and keep aside.
  • Heat remaining milk in deep bottom vessel
  • Bring milk to boil stirring ocassionally
  • Mix rice paste well and then add to boiling milk
  • Reduce flame to low and cook with continuous stirring until the mixture turns creamy and slightly thick
  • Add sugar, cardamom powder and dissolved saffron strands; stir well and cook for 3-4 minutes
  • Add in Almond paste, mix well. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Switch off the heat
  • Allow to cool slightly, transfer to 4 small or 1 big Serving bowl. Garnish with nuts
  • Cover with foil or wrap. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours
  • Serve this delicious phirni. Best served Cold
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Badam Phirni
Posted by:Rekha Unni

Humble quirky soul embarking on beautiful journey of love called Life. Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies and I love experimenting with different types of foods. it's the love of cooking for my family which has made this hobby as one of my passions

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