• 1/4 cup basmati rice
  • 4 cups California walnut milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Rose syrup


  • Few fresh Rose petals
  • California walnut halves


  1. Soak the rice in water for half an hour. Drain water and pulse in a grinder till you get a grainy textured paste.
  2. Bring the California walnut milk to a gentle simmer for 10 minutes. It shall also reduce and thicken slightly.
  3. Add the rice paste while whisking continuously. This will help avoid lumps.
  4. Bring this to a boil while whisking, and then lower the flame to a simmer. Keep stirring the mixture every couple of minutes till about 15 minutes.
  5. Add sugar and mix till it dissolves. Switch off the flame and divide the mixture into two parts.
  6. Mix Rose syrup in one part and let the other one the way it is.
  7. Transfer into earthen pots and ripple both mixtures slightly.
  8. Place a California walnut half and some Rose petals on top of the phirni.
  9. Cool in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 hours or overnight.
  10. Serve cold.