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Dates phirni
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5 from 2 votes

Dates phirni recipe

No sugar added dessert recipe
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Soaking time15 mins
Course: Dessert, Festival recipes,
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Diwali recipes, Janmashtami recipes, Navratri recipes
Servings: 4
Author: Jeyashri suresh


  • 20 Pitted dates
  • 4 cups milk
  • ¼ cup basmati rice
  • 2 pinches saffron
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • Few chopped almonds


  • Soak dates in hot milk for 15 mins
  • Wash and soak basmati rice in water for 15 mins
  • Puree the date along with the milk.
  • Drain the water from rice and make it into a paste. It should in the texture of rava.
  • Soak saffron in 2 tbsp warm milk.
  • In a heavy-bottomed pan add 3 cups of milk. You can use low-fat milk too.
  • Add the rice paste to this and mix well without any lumps.
  • Now switch on the flame and let this boil in medium flame for 15 minutes.
  • Stir continuously.
  • Ensure it should not stick to the bottom and get burnt.
  • Once the milk mixture thickens to a porridge consistency, add the saffron soaked milk and cardamom powder.
  • Mix well and switch off.
  • Once it is cool completely add the dates puree.
  • Mix well evenly.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl.
  • Garnish with sliced almonds.
  • Serve chilled always.



1. The sweetness was just perfect, if you want you can add little powdered jaggery while adding the dates puree.
2. Do not add the dates puree while the phirni is hot. It may curdle the milk mixture.
3. Dates phirni taste yum when served chilled.