This is Milo’s version of phirni with rice and chana dal. He made it on the occasion of Janamastami. It tasted yummy. I have asked him to make it again for Anaya’s first birthday.
1 cup basmati rice washed and drained,
½ cup soaked chana dal,
2 cups coconut milk,
4 cups whole milk,
A handful of dry fruits,
1/4th tsp cardamom powder,
1/8th tsp of nutmeg powder,
1.5 cups sugar,
2 tsp ghee
Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan and lightly fry rice till ghee coats the grain well.
Add chana dal to the rice and fry for another 2 to 3 minutes.
Add 2 cups milk and keep stirring till the rice grain puffs up.
Keep adding the remaining milk little at a time till all the milk is over.
Now add the coconut milk and dry fruits and let it boil for 5 minutes.
Mix in the sugar, cardamom and nutmeg powder. Keep stirring till the sugar dissolves.
Serve hot or chilled.