Gits Instant Dessert Mix Phirni Review – Mishry (2024)
Can we use this instant mix to make a delish phirni at home? We test this for taste, texture and more.
Our reviews are research-based, and all trials and testings are conducted in-house over days and weeks. We have a strict no-free-sample policy to ensure our reviews are fair and impartial.
Phirni or firni is a popular Indian dessert, mostly set in earthen bowls called kasoras. Made using rice, milk and sugar it is relished on festivals and special occasions.
It’s delicious, undoubtedly, but requires a lot of time and effort to make. To cut down on that, dessert mixes are a super-convenient option to turn to.
We picked Gits Instant Phirni Mix and tested it for its taste, texture, ingredients and convenience.
Our Gits instant dessert mix phirni review is based on observations.
Table of Contents
Gits Instant Dessert Mix Phirni – Quick Glance
Quick look at the product details of Gits Instant Phirni Mix –
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Our Review Factors
What were we looking for? A convenient-to-make phirni that not only sets well, but is also authentic and delicious.
To test Gits Instant Dessert Mix Phirni we set the following parameters –
Phirnis or firnis have a distinct starchy flavor from rice that is paired primarily with a milky flavor. It is sweet with a touch of aromatics like cardamom or rose.
How close does the dessert mix by Gits come to a standard portion of phirni made at home?
Smooth, creamy, grainy, gritty – How is the texture of the phirni? We were expecting a starchy phirni with a semi-smooth texture and milky creaminess.
Considering phirni is laborious to make, a dessert mix should be able to cut down on a lot of effort. Instruction readability, cooking time/process, collection of ingredients and more were covered under the convenience parameter.
Ingredients – Rice, sugar, milk, khoya and some aromatics should be the prime ingredients. What is this phirni mix made of? Any additives, thickeners or preservatives?
Price, packaging and shelf life were also gauged.
Gits Instant Dessert Mix Phirni – Detailed Review
Price + Packaging
A 100 gm pack is priced at Rs 65/-. It has a shelf life of 12 months. The phirni mix is packed in a pouch which is placed inside a blue and white carton.
The main ingredients include sugar, basmati rice (29%), milk powder, xanthum gum, agar agar, cardamom, and nature identical flavors.
Xanthum gum and agar agar are thickeners and setting agents respectively which are not used in homemade phirnis, where khoya is used and the mix is slow-cooked on a low flame. The rest are authentic ingredients used to make phirni.
Instructions + Cooking
We made the phirni as per the instructions given on the box. The instructions are easy to follow and you only need milk from your pantry.
- Mix the contents of the pack in 500 ml milk
- Boil the milk.
- Stir continuously.
- Simmer for 5 minutes or until the desired consistency.
- Set in serving bowls/earthen bowls.
Make sure you stir continuously, otherwise lumps will start to form.
We did not add any extra sugar and aromatics from top as that would interfere with our testing process. You can add whatever you wish to. We added some pistachios as garnish on top and tasted it directly from the kasora after chilling.
A few observations –
- The rice powder mix has mixed with the milk very well.
- There is no residue of rice lumps in the entire mix.
Traditionally, making a phirni is tedious and lengthy. This helps eliminate soaking and grinding rice, slow-cooking it while stirring continuously and collecting extra ingredients. All you need is milk and some nuts to finish this off with.
A single pack is enough to serve 4-5 people as a dessert. Between cooking the phirni, cooling it and consuming it, there is only a 3-4 hour window.
Taste + Texture
This phirni has a rich, milky flavor with a delicate rose and cardamom background. It has a medium sweetness level, and if you like your desserts on the sweeter side, a little extra might be required.
Although the ‘nature-identical flavors’ added are not mentioned, we think it’s rose as the subtle flavor is indicative.
The aroma is milky sweet with a lingering rose-like fragrance.
We had a few issues with the way this phirni is set. It is definitely not homestyle, in fact it’s set like a jelly. This is set like a pudding, more than a phirni. Homemade phirni is scraped out of a kasroa and is slightly loose, this is extremely tight-set. This has a light, grainy texture of rice. Other than that, this is rich and creamy.
- Rich, milky and creamy.
- Very fragrant.
- Pleasant rose and cardamom flavor.
- Medium sweetness levels.
- Super convenient.
- Fairly clean ingredient list.
- The texture needs some improvement in terms of the way it sets.
A convenient way to make phirni at home is with Gits instant dessert mix.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Gits instant dessert mix phirni.
A 100 gm pack makes 4-5 servings of phirni.
No. There are no preservatives in this phirni mix.
Yes, sugar is the first ingredient in the phirni.
To make this phirni, you will require milk. It cannot be made using water.
No. There are no artificial colors in this phirni mix.
Quick, convenient and low on effort – Team Mishry likes the delicious phirni made using this dessert mix by Gits.
The texture definitely needs improvement, but that is something most will be willing to ignore owing to the fact how convenient it is to make.
Have you used instant dessert mixes before? Did you like them? Tell us about your experience in the comment section below.