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Paan kheer | Paan phirni recipe – Paan flavored phirni recipe – North Indian style rice kheer, flavored with paan leaves and Gulkand, a perfect dessert for parties and get together.
Usually Paan shots | beeda will be served towards the end of each meal in a restaurant meal or in weddings. I usually take paan ladoo or paan shots or beeda, when I go for potluck. After trying out a delicious paan ice cream in a restaurant in Chennai, I tried that too and posted it on Jeyashris kitchen.
Phirni is a popular dessert of India made with rice milk and sugar as main ingredients. I have posted Phirni recipe and also mango phirni recipe in Jeyashris kitchen. Also, we have a no-sugar-added dates phirni recipe too. Unlike Singapore, here we don’t get Paan leaves | vethalai in markets so easily. Even for festivals, we don’t get it in Indian shops. I just started growing it at home a few days back.
I got this idea of making paan kheer and got few tender tiny leaves from my friend’s terrace garden. The kheer | phirni turned out so well. We all enjoyed this after a Biryani meal and it was super refreshing. So if you have Paan leaves left after pooja | festival, go ahead and make this Paan phirni.
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Paan phirni recipe
Paan kheer | Paan phirni recipe
Paan phirni tastes best when served chilled.
Wash and soak the basmati rice for 20 minutes.
Drain the water and make this into a smooth paste.
In a heavy bottomed pan add the milk.
Once it is hot, add the ground rice paste.
Ensure the rice paste is not very thick, it should be flowy like dosa batter.Stir the milk well, else it should may form lumps.Let this cook in a medium low flame.Keep stirring.Let this cook for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile let’s grind the paan leaves and gulkand. If not adding gulkand grind the sugar along with this.In a mixie jar add the paan leaves and gulkand.
I used homegrown leaves and it was tiny ones.If using store bought ones, which are big, add 2 leaves.
Grind this into a paste, you can add little water.
Once the milk starts getting thicker, like a porridge consistency, switch off the stove.
Add sugar, I added 1/3 cup sugar but if you want little extra sweetness or if you are not adding gulkand add little more sugar.Mix well.
Add the paan gulkand mixture to this.
Paan kheer | paan phirni is ready .Serve chilled.You can garnish with tutti Frutti or some chopped nuts.