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Remember the saying: “Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper.” On weekdays, while rushing to work I find it challenging to make a good healthy breakfast (I know, not a great excuse). I always end up packing instant oats with milk or cereal with milk or just fruits and […]
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Mushroom and pepper dry roast… This is an Indo-Chinese vegetarian dish; mushrooms are seasoned with soy sauce and chili sauce and stir fried. This can be served along with rice, noodles or roti. Cooking Video Save Print Pepper Mushroom Stir Fry- Easy Mushroom Stir Fry Author: Thasneen Cuisine: Indo Chinese Prep time:  5 mins Cook time:  20 […]
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A South Indian breakfast dish that’s healthy and can be made effortlessly… Traditional Uthappam is made with the batter used for making dosa or idli (rice-urad dal batter). It’s more like a thick dosa topped with onions, carrots, green chilies etc. In this recipe, instant oats and semolina are combined along with mixed veggies and […]
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Butter Chicken and Basmati Rice made in the Instant Pot using Pot in Pot Method… 15 minutes of cooking in the Instant pot, butter chicken and basmati rice will be ready and this is one of the best tasting meals. I’ve used boneless chicken breast for making butter chicken; chicken breast and basmati rice can […]
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15 minutes of cooking in the Instant Pot, you will get to enjoy the best tasting butter chicken… Butter chicken is one of the Indian dishes that need no introduction as even the non Indians are familiar and enjoys whole heartedly. I don’t think there would be any North Indian restaurant without butter chicken being […]
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Indian style chicken quesadilla, chicken stuffing made in the Instant Pot… Quesadilla is a popular Mexican dish, it’s basically stuffed tortillas. In this recipe, I have pressure cooked the chicken in the Instant Pot. Used aromatic Indian spices to season the chicken and for making the chicken stuffing. Chicken stuffing is placed between the tortillas, […]
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Low oil, low calorie and healthy chicken pakoras or fritters made in the T-Fal Actifry… Crispy chicken fritters or pakoras made in the Actifry. I’m quite impressed at how crispy these fritters turned out when air fried. It’s prefectly healthy and guilt free snack, enjoy with a cup of cardamom tea. Cooking Video Save Print […]
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Seasoned mixed veggies and cheese stuffed into the omelette, now that’s what I call a killer breakfast… An egg based dish for breakfast definitely leads to a great day start. Stuffed omelette is one of my favourite egg dishes. I usually have this for breakfast at the resort or hotel when I go on a […]
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Refreshing, light, and melt into your mouth orange pudding… I’m a pudding freak as it’s a dessert that can be whipped up pretty easily and effortlessly. I literally have only one pudding recipe and I make different kinds of pudding using that. I try with different pureed fruits, nuts, etc each time; best part is […]
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Rice kheer made with basmati rice, a popular Indian dessert…

If you want to whip up a quick yet delicious dessert, you gotta make rice kheer. Rice kheer is a traditional Indian dessert; basmati rice, milk, nuts, saffron, and cardamom are pressure cooked perfectly, then coarsely mashed and more milk is added to thin down the consistency. It’s rich, creamy, aromatic and super delicious.

Basmati rice is a very flavourful rice, along with ghee, saffron, and cardamom this kheer will have an incredible fragrance and taste.

In the Instant Pot, you can make the best tasting kheer that will beat restaurant style. All you have to do is sauté the basmati rice in ghee for a minute. Throw in all the ingredients and pressure cook in the Porridge mode for 20 minutes. Do a natural pressure release, takes about 15 minutes. After that, mash the perfectly cooked rice using the back of the spoon. Add some more milk to thin down the consistency and finish it off with ghee.

This is the perfect dessert to make when you have a sudden sweet craving or when you want a delicious dessert to be whipped up quickly. One of my favourite desserts to make in the Instant Pot. Absolutely delicious and made effortlessly.


Instant Pot Best Tasting Rice Kheer- Easy Rice Kheer Recipe
Author: Thasneen
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Prep time:  5 mins
Cook time:  25 mins
Total time:  30 mins
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Ghee- 2 tbsp + ½ tbsp
  • Basmati Rice, rinsed- ½ cup
  • Sugar- ¾ cup
  • Milk- 3 cups + 1½ cups
  • Whole cardamoms, crushed- 2 (or add ¼ tsp ground cardamom)
  • Saffron strands- 2 pinches soaked in 1 tbsp water
  • Cashew nuts- 10
  • Almonds, crushed- 10
  • Raisins- 2 tbsp
Instructions
  1. Soak 2 pinches saffron strands in 1 tbsp water, set aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Turn on the Instant Pot. Select Saute Mode- Medium Temperature.
  3. Let Hot sign display on the screen.
  4. Add 2 tbsp ghee.
  5. Add rinsed basmati rice. Don't have to soak the rice.
  6. Saute the rice for a minute.
  7. Add sugar, milk, cardamoms, saffron, cashew nuts, almonds & raisins. Combine well.
  8. Close the pot with its lid.
  9. Cancel Saute mode.
  10. Select porridge mode, default time is 20 minutes and high pressure.
  11. After 20 minutes of pressure cooking, do a natural pressure release- takes about 15 minutes.
  12. Open the lid, rice will be perfectly cooked.
  13. Using the back of the spoon, coarsely mash the cooked rice. Don't mash up completely.
  14. Add 1½ cups of milk, combine well. Cook for 2 minutes.
  15. If you want the kheer to have a thinner consistency, add more milk accordingly. Combine well.
  16. Finally, add ½ tbsp ghee; combine well.
  17. Remove the stainless steel pot from the main pot.
  18. Keep covered and let cool down.
  19. Can be served warm, tastes better when chilled. Enjoy.
Notes
This recipe will make 4 bowls, increase the amount of the ingredients accordingly to make more.
Sugar can be adjusted according to your sweet level; ½ cup to ¾ cup sugar works well.
Basmati rice has to be used, other white rice won't make this kheer delicious.
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