Thursday, April 7, 2016

Amaranth (Rajkira) Mango Phrini ~ Day 88

Happy Ugadi / Gudi Padwa to all who celebrate!

Amaranth seeds are, seeds from the amaranth plant (Mulai Keerai / Thandu Keerai).  It is easily available in most of the Indian stores here in the U.S.A.  
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Serves: 6

  • Amaranth seeds - 1/2 cup
  • Milk - 2 and 1/2 cups
  • Mango pulp - 1/2 cup
  • Sugar - 1/4 cup or to taste
  • Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Saffron strands - a pinch
  • Chopped nuts - for garnishing

  1. Rinse and soak amaranth seeds for 1 hour.  Drain and keep it aside.
  2. Place the milk in a heavy bottom sauce pan and bring it to a boil.  Add the drained amaranth and cook over low heat, until soft, stirring constantly.
  3. Add sugar and stir until dissolved.  Add cardamom powder, mix well. Remove from the heat.  Add the mango pulp and stir.
  4. Serve with chopped nuts.

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting phirni, i have a packet of Amaranth seeds, will give a try soon.Happy ugadi wishes.


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