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Fereni Starch Pudding

"A delightful pudding that can be eaten hot or cold, during Ramadan, particularly on sohur or iftar. Adjust both the sugar and the rosewater to taste."
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Ingredients

20 m servings 223 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Dissolve cornstarch in 1 cup of cold milk.
  2. Bring remaining 1 cup milk to boil with cardamom and ground almonds. Reduce heat to medium, and whisk in cornstarch mixture.
  3. Add sugar and rosewater to taste. Allow the mixture to boil for about 3 more minutes on medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove cardamom seeds from the mixture and pour it into serving dishes. Garnish with slivered almonds and serve warm or cold. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 223 calories; 9.9 g fat; 28.3 g carbohydrates; 6.2 g protein; 7 mg cholesterol; 35 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This has a refreshing taste...i had some problems with lumpiness and resolved by putting in the blender. I used a bit of 1/2 and 1/2 for added depth. Also i made some additions of cinnamon chi...

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I think we have a problem with the instructions. I thought the amount of cornstarch to be too large, but decided to follow to the letter (I allways do this the first time with any recipie.) ...

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I think we have a problem with the instructions. I thought the amount of cornstarch to be too large, but decided to follow to the letter (I allways do this the first time with any recipie.) ...

as written, this would be a 1 star. I know that Fereni (or 'zaghoughou') as it is called in North Africa, is supposed to be thick, but at the very beginning I questioned the ratio of cornstarch...

This has a refreshing taste...i had some problems with lumpiness and resolved by putting in the blender. I used a bit of 1/2 and 1/2 for added depth. Also i made some additions of cinnamon chi...

FYI - I have not tried this recipe yet. Firni is supposed to be thick, quite thick. if made well, it tastes great. Often served in clay dishes in Pakistan and India. I suggest trying other sites...

I was soooo excited to find this fereni recipe... it's different and more intresting from the regular plain one i've been making. i'm not a big rosewater fan,so i just left it out and it was gr...

I think there should be FOUR cups of milk to that ratio of corn starch. another missing factor is 1 cup of rice flour that is dissovled in cold water and cooked while constantly stiring on mediu...

It was wonderful!

Super quick and easy to make! The ground almonds add a lovely texture. This pudding is jiggly and crunchy at the same time. I substituted coconut milk and a sprinkle of ground cardamom. I also u...

I read through the other reviews before making it so i added 3 - 4 spoon of cornflour only and it yet tasted of too much corn flour. Maybe I personally do not like the taste of it but I didn't t...