Ramadan Recipes: Fereni

  • Publish date: Monday، 12 February 2024
Ramadan Recipes: Fereni

During Ramadan in Iran, families gather to break their fast with delicious and traditional dishes. One such delightful dessert is "Fereni," a creamy and aromatic rice pudding flavored with rosewater and garnished with pistachios or almonds. Fereni is a comforting and indulgent treat that is perfect for satisfying sweet cravings after a day of fasting. Let's explore how to make this Iranian Ramadan dessert.

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  • Ingredients

    • 5 Minutes
    • 6 Serving
    • 250 Calories


1/2 cup rice flour
4 cups milk (whole or low-fat)
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons rosewater
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
Crushed pistachios or slivered almonds (for garnish)
Ground cinnamon (optional, for garnish)
  • Method & Directions

    • 35 Minutes
  1. Mix Rice Flour and MilK
    تم نسخ الرابط
    In a mixing bowl, whisk together the rice flour and 1 cup of milk until smooth and well combined, ensuring there are no lumps.
  2. Prepare the Fereni Base
    تم نسخ الرابط
    In a saucepan, heat the remaining 3 cups of milk over medium heat until it begins to simmer. Once the milk is simmering, gradually pour in the rice flour mixture while stirring continuously to prevent clumping.
  3. Add Sweeteners and Flavorings
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Stir in the sugar, rosewater, and ground cardamom until the sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture thickens slightly. This should take about 10-15 minutes of simmering.
  4. Simmer Until Thickened
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Reduce the heat to low and let the Fereni simmer gently, stirring frequently, until it thickens to a creamy consistency similar to pudding. This should take another 10-15 minutes.
  5. Serve and Garnish
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Once the Fereni reaches the desired thickness, remove it from the heat and let it cool slightly. Pour the Fereni into serving bowls or a large serving dish. Garnish with crushed pistachios or slivered almonds, and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon if desired.
  6. Chill and Enjoy
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Allow the Fereni to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours before serving. This dessert can be enjoyed warm or chilled, according to preference.
  7. Incorporate dry ingredients
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Gradually add the sifted dry ingredients to the batter, folding gently until fully combined. Be careful not to overmix, as this can result in a dense cake texture.
  8. Bake the layers
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Pour a thin layer of batter into the prepared baking pan and spread it evenly using a spatula. Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for 5-7 minutes, or until the layer is set and lightly golden. Repeat this process, alternating between layers of batter and baking, until all the batter is used.
  9. Cool the cake
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Once all the layers are baked, remove the pan from the oven and allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes. This allows the cake to set slightly before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Slice and serve
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Once cooled, slice the Indonesian Layered Cake into squares or rectangles using a sharp knife. Serve and enjoy this delightful treat with your loved ones!
  • Nutrition Facts

Calories 250
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