Green Apples have been on my palate since i was invited for the WASHINGTON APPLES High Tea Meet by the FOOD BLOGGERS ASSOCIATION OF INDIA.
I wanted to try some Fusion recipe with Green Apples as they are consumed more in the West as compared to us, i have tried a good deal of baking with them but wanted to incorporate them in the Indian way, so I thought of making this PHIRNI!
U Need :
1 Green Apple
2 cups water
2 tbsp sugar
For the Phirni
2 cups of milk ( can take low fat/ i used the Amul Lactose Free)
6 tbsps sugar ( more or less according to taste)
half cup basmati rice/ brown rice grounded to a powder in a mixer ( not very fine)
FOR the Apple;
heat the water in a pan, add the sugar & when the sugar is dissolved, add the whole apple in the boiling water, let it cook for 5 mins only, we dont want the apple to overcook, remove it from the water & let it cool.
when cooled, gently core out the middle of the apple keeping the apple intact, keep the cored apple pieces on the side
For the Phirni;
heat the milk in a non stick pan, add the sugar & the ground rice, let it cook on a medium flame till the rice is cooked well & the mixture thickens like a custard, keep on stirring so that it does not stick to the bottom, once done allow it to cool a little, add the cored apple pieces to it
Now take the Cored Apple & fill the phirni in it & chill in the frig for 3 hours before serving!!!