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Pathirpeni – Indian dessert

Pathirpeni – Indian dessert

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 6


  • 1 Packet Pathirpeni
  • 1/2 cup nuts (Almonds, Pistachios and Cashews) – chopped (Save some for garnish)
  • 1 tsp Cardamon powder 
  • 1000 ml whole milk
  • Sugar to taste 
  • 10-12 Strands Saffron
  • 1/4 cup warm milk


  • Warm 1/4 cup milk and place the saffron strands. Set aside.
  • Bring the milk to boil and once they boil, lower the flame and cook for 30 minutes until they reduce to half. Allow the milk to thicken a bit. 
  • Now add the crushed cardamoms or cardamon powder and nuts. Now slowly add the sugar and mix thoroughly. Simmer it for next 5 minutes. Keep a cup of remaining milk aside.
  • Now take a serving bowl,preferably small one. Place the Patherpeni and pour the thick milk on top. Let the peni soak in the liquid well. Garnish with the nuts and serve immediately.
  • Note:Don’t cook the milk till they go really thick, not too thick or not too thin.
Keyword Pathirpeni
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