• Prep Time 15-20 minutes
  • Cook Time 20-25 minutes
  • Serving For 4 People
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Description

Phirni (Firni), a traditional rice custard cooked with milk and set in earthware containers and Sweet lychees add a refreshing note to this pudding.


  • Canned lychees, drained and chopped – 25-30
  • Lychee crush – 1½ cups
  • Basmati rice, soaked and ground – 4 Tablespoons
  • Milk – 1 litre
  • Sugar – ¾ cups
  • Green cardamom powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • Khoya, grated – ½ cup
  • Rose water – ½ teaspoon
  • Almonds, blanched and sliced – 10-12
  • Pistachios, blanched and sliced – 10-12


  1. Mix milk and basmati rice in a cooking vessel and heat.
  2. Stir continuously and once the mixture thickens, add the lychee crush, sugar and lychees and mix well.
  3. Mix the cardamom powder in about one tablespoon of water and pour into the lychee phirni.
  4. Add the grated khoya, rose water, almonds, and pistachios
  5. The mixture should be thick and should coat the back of a spoon. Remove from flame and cool.
  6. Keep stirring so as to avoid formation of a film on top. Once the mixture is cool, pour into earthenware serving dishes, garnish with leftover lychees, almonds and pistachio.



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Harpal Sokhi


Fusion of Indian food with International Cuisine is what made Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi a sought after name within the Food industry. With a background of North India, Chef Harpal is a music lover and is fluent in English and five Indian regional languages - Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Oriya and Telugu.

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