Vegan Date Phirni

Vegan Date Phirni

Vegan Date Phirni is a creamy pudding made by boiling ground rice in almond milk ,dates, sugar and is flavored with cardamom powder.¬† It is a variation to the Indian pudding “Phirni” where ground rice¬† is cooked with milk along with sugar, cardamom and saffron. It is vegan and gluten free too.

To make it sugar free, skip sugar and add additional 4-5 dates or 2 tbsp honey.

Serve your guest with this variation of phirni and I am sure they will enjoy it!!

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Vegan Date Phirni
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Vegan Date Phirni

Vegan Date Phirni is a creamy pudding made by boiling ground rice in almond milk ,dates, sugar and is flavored with cardamom powder.  It is a variation to the Indian pudding "Phirni" where ground rice  is cooked with milk along with sugar, cardamom and saffron. It is vegan and gluten free too. 
Course Dessert, gluten free, sweet, vegan
Cuisine Indian, North Indian
Keyword afterschoolsnack, almond, almondmilk, dates, dessert, festivalfood, glutenfree, pudding, rice, Sweet, traditional, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 bowls
Calories 231kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup basmati rice soaked for 30 minutes
  • 3 cup almond milk You can also use coconut milk for coconut flavor
  • 6 medjool dates chopped into pieces. You can use any variety of dates available.
  • 1 tbsp walnuts chopped (optional)
  • 9 tsp sugar i have used raw sugar. If you want to avoid sugar add 4-5 more dates
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 3 almonds blanched, skin remomed and sliced thinly
  • 3 pistachio blanched, skin removed and sliced thinly

Instructions

  • Drain the soaked rice.
    Vegan Date Phirni
  • Grind the soaked and drained rice to a coarse powder in the mixer grinder.
    Vegan Date Phirni
  • Grind into a coarse powder.
    Vegan Date Phirni
  • Grind the chopped medjool date in the grinder.
    Vegan Date Phirni
  • Add chopped walnuts to it.
    Vegan Date Phirni
  • Grind the chopped dates and walnuts together into a paste.
    Vegan Date Phirni
  • Heat a thick bottom pan or a non stick pan. Add the coarse rice powder and saute for half minute on low heat.
    Vegan Date Phirni
  • Add almond milk to it and mix well at medium heat. Stir constantly to avoid sticking at the bottom.
    Vegan Date Phirni
  • Add the date and walnut paste and mix well. 
    Vegan Date Phirni
  • Bring the mixture to boil stirring continously.
    Vegan Date Phirni
  • Add cardamom powder and mix well.
    Vegan Date Phirni
  • Add sugar and mix well and cook till the mixture thickens on high heat. Stir continously.
    Vegan Date Phirni
  • The mixture is thickened and is ready. Remove from heat.
    Vegan Date Phirni
  • Pour in the serving bowl. (Traditionally phirni is served in small earthern bowls known as shikoras). I have served in the ramekin bowl.
    Vegan Date Phirni
  • Garnish with blanced and sliced almonds, pistachio and cardamom powder.  Cool the phirni. Refrigerate for 4-5 hours. 
    Vegan Date Phirni
  • The vegan date phirni is ready. Serve it chilled.
    Vegan Date Phirni

Nutrition

Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 244mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Calcium: 251mg | Iron: 0.6mg

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