Traditional sweet — mouthwatering fried sweet swirls, made of sugar and flour. It is one of the most widely used Indian Sweets. In Calcutta every Sweet Shop make it in the morning and is a great combination with Singara (Samosa) at breakfast time.
Firni is a type of Payas. It’s main difference is that it is made of ground rice.This makes it much smoother in texture and is more thicker in consistency,It is stored overnight in earthen bowls which dehydrates it and causes the surface to thicken giving added yummy taste.It is associated with Muslim Festival in India.
The term Kheer (used in North India) is derived from Sanskrit words Ksheeram (which means milk). Other terms like Payasa or Payasam (used in South India) or payesh (used in Bengal region) are derived from the Sanskrit word Payas which also means “milk”. It is prepared using milk, rice, ghee, sugar/jaggery, Khoya. Some also add a little bit of Heavy Cream to give it more richness in taste. It is often garnished using almonds, cashews, raisins and pistachios.
It is an essential dish in many Hindu feasts and celebrations. While the dish is most often made with rice, it can also be made with other ingredients such as vermicelli (sayviah).