Friday 18 March 2016


Hello everyone, I think Holi without kheer or phirni is incomplete. Holi is a festival of fun, frolic and of course food! Gujjia, malpuas, sweets and snacks all bring out the festive magic. Well, this phirni recipe has a brilliant touch of apricots. I love to cook this phirni on special occasions. It's a heavenly treat. This creamy delicious phirni will be a delish for your friends and family this holi. So don't forget to try this awesome phirni this holi and cook the natural way!

You need

For apricot purée
10-12 dried apricots (roughly chopped)
1 teaspoon sugar
3 tablespoon water
2 small pieces of star anise (not the whole)

For phirni
1/2 cup rice
1 cup water (for soaking)
1/4 cup water (for grinding)
5 cups milk
6 green cardamoms
1/4 cup sugar (or less)
1/2 cup condensed milk (HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE CONDENSED MILK)
1/2 cup dessicated coconut (or 3/4 cup fresh grated coconut)
1 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)
1/3 cup nuts of your choice


1. Wash rice and soak them in 1 cup water for atleast 2 hours. Later drain them and grind them with 1/4 cup water into a grainy paste.

2. In a pan, add apricot purée ingredients and cook till water evaporates. Discard star anise pieces and grind the apricots into a purée. Keep aside.

3. Now in a heavy bottom pan,  heat ghee and fry cardamoms till fragrant. You can fry nuts too at this stage.

4. Add rice, sugar and milk. Stir vigorously to avoid any lumps. Cook covered and keep stirring every now and then to prevent it from burning. It.may take 15-20 minutes.

5. Check if rice cooks completely, then add apricot purée, coconut and condensed milk. Mix well and cook for another 5 minutes. (you can add more milk if the consistency is very thick)

6. Garnish with chopped apricots (add some dessicated coconut to avoid the apricots sticking to each other) and serve hot or chilled! ENJOY!

Serves 5


  1. Oooh looks so yumm..perfect dessert for this Holi festival..Happy Holi in advance

  2. Oooh looks so yumm..perfect dessert for this Holi festival..Happy Holi in advance

  3. A nice twist to phirni...Love it!

  4. wish you Holi in advance...lovely sweet dish

  5. WOW! That looks so beautiful and delicious!

  6. love this delicious & a new version of phirni.....

  7. Awesome recipe puneet.. You might be surprised,I have never used dried appricot yet... !u gosh I have a loooongggg list of ingredients to use ASAP

  8. delicious twist to the traditional phirni:) btw i loved the pots in which u have presented the phirnis:)

  9. This phrini looks fantastic, Punnet. Love this classic twist of our beloved dish! Can't wait to try! Wish you a very happy and colorful Holi!

    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

  10. Adding apricot to the traditional phirni is a nice twist.