Ashwini did a great job of hosting JFI- coconut. Amond the 70+ dishes my eyes were on this white concotion in a cute cup. It was called Phirni. I had no idea what the heck Phirni was until that moment. I was so into Phirni after reading the post that I was searching for more info on phirni on the net. But Ashwini had it all covered in her post. It is indeed a Mughlai dish. I also see it listed as a Kashmiri dish, a Punjabi dish and is also very popular in Rajasthan. How did I miss this delicacy so long?
The Phirni looked so fresh and so full of clean flavors, I just had to try it. Better late than never.
I used a mix of almonds and pistachios for the dish. For the recipe I consulted both Ashwini’s and Roopa’s recipes!!
I understand this dish is served in small terracotta dishes as is shown here . I think I will try to get some when I visit India next time.
As Ashwini mentioned , it tasted much better the next day! This definitely is a keeper.