Mango phirni recipe – How to make mango phirni recipe – mango recipes

Mango phirni is a classic Indian dessert made with ripe mangoes.  It is a very popular North Indian sweet dish and is prepared with rice, milk, mangoes and dry fruits and especially made during special occasions or festive celebrations.  It is popularly called as aam ki phirni in North India and traditionally served in small earthen clay pots and garnished with nuts and chopped mangoes.  Mango phirni is very simple to make with the ingredients easily available at home.  You can even try different fruits flavours with phirni like apple, strawberry etc.  Do try this simple and traditional Indian dessert this summer and enjoy!!

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Prep Time :  15 mins

Cook Time : 25 mins

Servings :  4 persons

North Indian cuisine


Mango puree – 1 cup

Full fat milk – 4 cups

Basmati rice – 1/4 cup

Sugar – 5 tablespoons or as per taste

Saffron strings – a pinch

Cardamom powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Chopped pistachios and almonds – 2 tablespoons


Wash and soak the basmati rice in sufficient water for half an hour.  Take the milk in a heavy bottomed vessel and bring it to a nice boil.

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Drain the soaked basmati rice and grind to a coarse paste.   Simmer the milk till it reduces to 3/4th of its quantity.  Lower the flame and add the rice paste and keep on stirring till rice is completely cooked and milk mixture starts to thicken

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Keep on stirring till the rice paste gets well blended with the milk.  Then add sugar, saffron strings, cardamom powder and 1 tablespoon of chopped pistachios and almonds.

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Once done, switch off the flame and let the milk mixture come to room temperature.  Then add the mango puree and mix well.

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Give a good mix till the mango puree is blended well with the milk mixture.

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Remove the mango phirni to a serving bowl and chill in a refrigerator for an hour before serving.  Garnish with chopped almonds and pistachios at the time of serving.



Add little milk to loosen it, if the phirni is too thick.

Adjust the sugar as per the sweet taste required by you.

Preferably use alphonso or sweet mangoes.  You can also garnish with chopped mangoes and serve chilled.

Use full cream or full fat milk for better taste.  Add little condensed milk to give richness to the phirni.

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