White Chocolate Phirni

White Chocolate Phirni

Phirni, an Indian dessert, is very popular in India for any festive occasions. I have used the basic Phirni recipe here, but tweaked it with chocolate especially for Valentine’s Day!

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time:   15 minutes

Serves: 6

TO MAKE THE GANACHE

100 ml thickened cream

150 g milk chocolate, chopped

1 teaspoon Thirumala Ghee

TO MAKE THE PHIRNI

100 ml thickened cream

250 ml milk

20 g caster sugar

35 g rice flour + 250 ml milk

100 g white chocolate, chopped

1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder or 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Strawberries or raspberries

METHOD

  1. Put cream in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add in the milk chocolate and Thirumala Ghee.
  2. Stir mixture with a wooden spoon till the chocolate is melted and smooth.
  3. Divide mixture into 12 shot glasses or 6 X 100 ml glasses.
  4. Leave to cool thoroughly.
  5. Meanwhile, combine cream, milk and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  6. Bring to a slow boil.
  7. Combine the rice flour and milk together to get a lump free mixture and whisk this into the hot milk and bring to a boil.
  8. Keep whisking constantly until it thickens.
  9. Remove from heat and stir in the white chocolate and cardamom powder until the chocolate melts.
  10. Spoon this mixture over the chocolate ganache in the shot glasses.
  11. Top with chopped strawberries or any fruit of your choice.
  12. Serve warm or cold.

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