Punjabi rice phirni is a classic Indian sweet pudding that is from northern India and served mostly on festive occasions or special celebrations like Diwali.
This traditional cardamom scented rice pudding owes its particular richness to condensed whole milk, which is reduced by half during the cooking process to produce a thick, creamy base. Phirni is made from ground rice, whereas chawal ke kheer, or rice kheer is made from whole rice. The use of fine-grained basmati rice is the rice preferred to make phirni and rice kheer.
This Phirni is served in small terracotta bowls called shikoras and is considered a delight if you can stand the richness.