Strawberry Firni

Ingredients
  • Strawberries (fresh): 10-12
  • Rice: 4tbsp
  • Almonds: 7-9
  • Milk: 4cups
  • Sugar: 3/4cup
  • Green Cardamom powder: 1/2tsp
  • Strawberry slices for garnishing
Method
  • Clean, wash and soak rice in enough water for half an hour. Drain and grind the rice to a coarse paste. Dilute rice paste with half a cup of water.
  • Wash and hull the strawberries and finely chop them.
  • Soak the almonds in water for 5 minutes. Drain and finely slice the almonds.
  • Heat milk and bring it to boil. Gradually stir in the rice paste, cut the heat and simmer for three to four minutes, stirring continuously until the milk thickens.
  • Add sugar, cardamom powder and continue to simmer till sugar dissolves and is incorporated well. Remove from heat, cool it to room temperature and stir in the chopped strawberries.
  • Pour this mixture into individual earthenware or ceramic bowls, garnish with almonds and strawberry slices.
  • Serve the strawberry phirni or firni chilled.

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