Green Apple Phirni
Green Apples have been on my palate since I was invited for the WASHINGTON APPLES High Tea Meet by the FOOD BLOGGERS ASSOCIATION OF INDIA.
I wanted to try some Fusion recipe with Green Apples as they are consumed more in the West as compared to us, I have tried a good deal of baking with them but wanted to incorporate them in the Indian way, so I thought of making this PHIRNI!
I was a bit skeptical as to how would it turn out but it tasted brilliant, the Goodness of the Apple & the Richness of the Phirni was boggling, its a Must try the recipe.
- 1 Green Apple
- 2 cups water
- 2 tbsp sugar
- For the Phirni
- 2 cups of milk ( can take low fat/ I used the Amul Lactose-Free)
- 6 tbsps sugar ( more or less according to taste)
- half cup basmati rice/ brown rice grounded to a powder in a mixer ( not very fine)
For the Apple
heat the water in a pan, add the sugar & when the sugar is dissolved, add the whole apple in the boiling water, let it cook for 5 mins only, we don’t want the apple to overcook, remove it from the water & let it cool.
when cooled, gently core out the middle of the apple keeping the apple intact, keep the cored apple pieces on the side
For the Phirni
heat the milk in a non stick pan, add the sugar & the ground rice, let it cook on a medium flame till the rice is cooked well & the mixture thickens like a custard, keep on stirring so that it does not stick to the bottom, once done allow it to cool a little, add the cored apple pieces to it
Now take the Cored Apple & fill the phirni in it & chill in the frig for 3 hours before serving!!!
U can cook more apples as there will be some phirni left or simply add a little Rose Water or Saffron to the leftover Phirni and enjoy our Indian Delicacy.
Serve the whole Apple filled Phirni & let the Guests cut it themselves as they marvel at this Beautiful Delicacy!!