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Pumpkin Rice & Orange Delight dessert

Pumpkin & Orange Surprise

Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes


For the Pumpkin Rice

• Pumpkin — 200 Gms — Peeled and diced in big pieces
• Cooked Rice — 1 tea cup full
• Ghee — 6 Table Spoons
• Milk — 1 Tea cup full
• Sugar — 6 table spoons (adjust it as per your liking)
• Condensed Milk — 3 Table Spoons
• Dry Fruits like Almonds, Cashews & Raisins — ¼ Tea Cup full
• Green Cardamom Powder — ½ Tea Spoon

For the Orange Firni

• Rice — 6 Table spoons — Soaked in water for at least 4 hours
• Milk — 1 Tea cup full
• Fresh Cream — 4 Table Spoons
• Green Cardamom Powder — ½ Tea Spoon
• Orange Juice — ½ Tea Cup full — Freshly Squeezed preferably

For Garnishing

• Orange segments — 1 full Orange
• Orange Slices — Cut in round – 4 Pieces
• Dry Fruits cut in small pieces — Almonds, Cashews and Raisins


For the Pumpkin Rice

1. Pressure cook the pumpkin in ¼ cup of water & 2 green cardamoms till 2 whistles.
2. When it cools down, then puree the pumpkin to a fine paste.
3. Take a Kadhai& put it on medium heat and add 6 table spoons of ghee in it.
4. Add chopped dry fruits in it and sauté till the dry fruits are a little golden around the edges.
5. Take out and keep aside for garnishing.
6. In the same ghee add the pumpkin puree and cook stirring constantly till the water evaporates and puree becomes thick, it should take around 6-7 minutes on high flame.
7. Add the boiled rice to this puree and cook till the rice is blended well with the puree
8. Now add the 1 cup of milk in this mixture and keep stirring so that the puree & rice are well blended with the milk.
9. Cook on medium heat for 6-7 minutes and the mixture will thicken.
10. Add sugar & further cook for 1 minute
11. Now add the cardamom powder & mix well
12. Finally add the condensed milk and take off the kadhai and keep it to cool down

For the Orange Phirni

1. Make a very fine paste with the soaked rice and around ¼ cup of water.
2. Take a Kadhai& put it on medium heat and add 1 cup of milk into it.
3. Let it come to a boil and then lower the heat and add the Rice paste into it — STIRRING CONSTANTLY.
4. Cook till the rice paste is blended well with the milk and continue cooking it till the mixture thickens to almost pakoda batter consistency.
5. Add 6 spoons of sugar & mix well
6. Please note that since rice paste is added to milk so the mixture is likely to stick to the pan so keep stirring.
7. Now add the cardamom powder & mix well.
8. Add the orange juice to the mixture and stir vigorously so the orange juice is blended well.
9. Keep cooking till the mixture is again thickened to the pakoda batter consistency.
10. Take off the kadhai and keep it to cool down

Assembling the Pumpkin & Orange Delight

1. You can assemble this dish in Individuals glasses so take a glass and fill half of it with the pumpkin rice.
2. Add a second layer of the sautéed dried fruits and some orange segments
3. Add the final layer of the orange phirni
4. Finally decorate with some dry fruits & Orange segments and the slice of an orange
Your Pumpkin & Orange Delight is ready to serve & eat. ENJOY!!!