mango phirni

How to make Creamy Mango Phirni without any added cream!

Mango Phirni is a delicious mango rice pudding that you can make in less than 30 min! All you need is milk, rice, mango, nuts and sugar!

Mango Phirni Recipe

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 30 minutesCook time: 30 minutesTotal time:1 hour Servings:5 servings


Mango Phirni is a delectable Indian pudding that is made with ground rice, milk, sugar and mango pulp! Garnish with fresh mango pieces and enjoy this blissful treat!



  1. You can use basmati rice or any other type of rice for this recipe.
  2. Wash it well and soak it in 4 tablespoons of water for 30 minutes
  3. The mango puree can be made from fresh mangoes or store-bought mango pulp is good too
  4. Add the pre-soaked rice into a blender jar along with whatever water that’s remaining in the bowl. Blend it briefly so the rice grains break up. It doesn’t have to be a very fine paste, I can best describe it as a little coarser than semolina
  5. Next will add the nuts into a grinder jar and grind this into a coarse powder
  6. Set a pot on medium-high heat preferably a nonstick one and let the milk come up to a boil
  7. Once the milk starts boiling add the rice that we just blended
  8. We’re going to keep boiling the milk until the rice is fully cooked
  9. Keep in mind that you have to scrape the bottom of the pot as you stir the milk because of rice grains have a tendency to settle down and stick to the bottom of the pot and it would burn
  10. Also scrape any cream that sticks on the walls of the pot and add them right back into the milk. After ~15 minutes the milk should look creamy and the rice should have cooked through
  11. It’s time to add in the sugar. You can add less or more depending on how sweet the mango puree is
  12. Next add in the green cardamom powder and powdered mixed nuts
  13. Sometimes the powder nuts tend to clump together so just take a whisk and break up the clumps
  14. After ~25 minutes can you will be able to see little bubbles forming and the milk would have thickened nicely!
  15. Now it’s time to off the heat and add in the mango puree and mix well
  16. Garnish with some chopped pistachios and chill this in the fridge for 2 hours at least
  17. Enjoy this with fresh mango pieces!


  • If you want to make this recipe more decadent, add 1/2 cup of heavy cream to the milk
  • Its important to turn off the heat and then add the mango puree because sometimes the milk tends to curdle when mango puree is added to hot milk
Keywords:desserts, Eggless desserts, Mango recipes