This recipe is a rich creamy pudding and a perfect dessert at your parties and nutritious sweet treat for your kids too. It is gluten free and can be made as a vegan dish also by replacing regular milk with almond milk.



  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
  • 2 cup Milk , can be substituted with almond milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon Condensed Milk , can be eliminated for vegans
  • 1/2 tablespoon ghee
  • 1/4 teaspoon Saffron strands
  • Mixed nuts , chopped, for garnishing


  1. In a saucepan, heat the ghee on medium flame and once warm, add in the quinoa. Roast the quinoa till it becomes light brown. 
  2. Add 1 cup hot water and bring it to a boil. Once it is reduced to half, add 2 cups of hot milk along with saffron strands.
  3. Once the mixture starts boiling, simmer the flame to low and let it cook for 7-8 minutes.
  4. When the quinoa is cooked through, add in the sugar and cardamom powder. Stir well till the sugar dissolves. Adjust the consistency by adding more water.
  5. Add in the condensed milk. Let it simmer for another 5 minutes.
  6. Turn off the heat and serve warm or chilled phirni in individual bowls. Garnish with chopped nuts and dry fruits.