Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pirini ( Rice Pudding)

First of all I would like to wish Eid Mubarik to everyone, wish everyone a lovely holiday. Eid is a time we make special foods, visit our relatives and enjoy lot. Half of Maldives population lives in capital Male' so on Eid holidays most of the people living in Male' will leave to the islands. In the islands Eid is much celebrated than in the capital. So many kinds of sweets, savories will be made and people who visit from Male to the islands will be invited for tea, lunch or dinner throughout the holidays. Eid holidays lasts about ten to fifteen days.

Pirini is a very delicious dessert made on special occasions like Eids or weddings. So I hope this recipe will satisfy who are looking for a dessert to make on Eid


1cup Bamati rice

3tbs sugar

13/4cup condensed milk

2tbs rose water

3cups water

6tbs cinnamon, cardamom powder


Wash rice and dry in the sun. If you want make for noon morning you wash and leave in sun to dry.
When the rice is dry grind to fine powder not smooth when you rub between your fingers you must feel roughness not smoothness.

In a sauce pan add rice powder and sugar stir constantly on very low flame for about 10 minutes. Don’t let the color of rice change, if it changes then the heat is much and the rice cannot be used. So don’t take your eyes off.
When the rice gets dry add water stir constantly. Cook until pirini gets thick enough to coat back of a spoon.
Pour condensed milk and stir constantly. When the pirini gets thick add rose water stir and pour in to a serving dish or a bowl.
Sprinkle cinnamon and cardamom powder on top serve hot or cold ………….......…. enjoy!


  1. yumm, getting ready for eid?, Eid Mubarak in advance

  2. Eid Mubarik Nammi to you & your lovely family....ya getting others ready hehehe

  3. Pirini sounds scrumptiously tasty..
    first time here your space..
    excellent presentation with lovely recipes..
    Am your happy follower now..;)
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite

  4. Hi I am new to the marriage life, i dunno to cook anything, but by following ur blog, i am learning so much..Thanks for the hard work
    In ur pirini recipe u have add rose water, is it ok if i add Maafen for substitute..

  5. Congratulation to the newly wedded couple and I am so happy Aphlyn that your learning from my blog. Ya Maafen will be much better then rose water. My mum always adds maafen(Jasmine infused water) but I did not have it so I added rose water and forgot to mention about maafen. Thank you