Jackfruit Phirni

Phirni is a popular North Indian dessert usually prepared with Milk, rice & dry fruits. Though it is new to us, it’s another version ‘Rice Kheer’ is very own of South India! Phirni is an easy to make dessert and the taste enhances with the addition of fruits.
Recently I have tried it with mango and it tastes good. So this was my second trial with jackfruit and it did not disappoint me as well. As jackfruit is a best fruit goes very well in various desserts including payasam, it works well in phirni too. So try this out before the season ends here in India and enjoy with your family.
Check for the recipe of Eggless Nutty Jackfruit & Tender coconut Cupcakes.

Preparation time: 1 hour (+ 2 hours of refrigeration)
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4 cups
Jackfruit bulbs – 8-10, ½ - ¾ cup pulp
Basmati rice – ¼ cup
Milk – 200 ml or 2 cups
Sugar – ¾ cup (adjust according to taste)
Roasted nuts (Almonds, cashews, pista) – 2 tsp
Cardamom powder – of 2-3 cardamoms (optional)

  • Wash and soak rice in water for 1-2 hours.
  • Drain water and grind it to rava consistency using a mixer. You can add 2-3 spoons of milk while grinding if required. Do not make it very fine paste.
  • Keep this rice paste aside.
  • In the same jar, take cleaned & deseeded jackfruit bulbs and blend to make a smooth puree. Keep that too aside.
  • Now, take a thick bottomed vessel, bring milk to boil.
  • When it starts boiling, add ground rice paste and stir to mix well. Cook the rice properly stirring the mixture frequently. Stirring avoids the mixture sticking to the bottom of vessel & burning. The rice will be cooked when the mixture starts thickening.
  • Add sugar and boil well. It will become semisolid in consistency. Add cardamom powder. Switch off the stove and set aside to cool down.
  • The cooking process will take about 10- 15 minutes.
  • Add the pureed jackfruit, when the rice & milk mixture cools down and comes to room temperature. Mix properly.
  • Chop the dry fruits (nuts) of choice and dry roast them before adding to the phirni.
  • Top the phirni with the roasted nuts, refrigerate for 1-2 hours before serving.


  1. Looks pretty easy Nisha and should be tasty. Kheer aka Phirini - super and very attractively presented.

    1. Thank you uncle. It is easy to make and tastes good too. Can try replacing sugar by jaggery as well.


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