Pirini | Lonumedhu



Pirini is such a special dessert. The great part about it is that in addition to being really, really delicious it's also super simple to make. If you don't want to grind the rice yourself, just use store bought rice flour.

Serves: 6-7



  • 2/3 cups uncooked rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 inches pandan leaf
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 ½ tbsp. rose water
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon & cardamom powder (or to your preference)



  1. Wash the rice thoroughly and spread it out on a plate.
  2. Leave it in the sun for a couple of hours to dry the rice, ours took around 2 hours to dry.
  3. Grind the rice. The grains must be tiny, but do not grind so much that they turn to a powder.
  4. Boil the water with the pandan leaf and when the water boils add in the rice.
  5. When the rice is cooked, add in the sugar and stir well. Ours took around 20 minutes to cook. You can remove and discard the pandan leaf at this stage.
  6. Add the condensed milk and rosewater, stir to combine, lower the heat and while stirring cook for an additional two to three minutes.
  7. Pour the mixture into whatever it is that you are going to serve the pirini in and sprinkle the cinnamon & cardamom powder on top. We like having pirini while it’s hot, but you can put it in the fridge too. 



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