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Paal payasam | Rice Kheer | Milk Kheer

Usual milk payasam takes long time to cook this delicious rice payasam can be prepared easily but no compromise in taste. Whole fat milk, evaporated milk and condensed milk gives yummy flavour to Rice Kheer.
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  • Raw Rice - 1/4 cup
  • Whole Milk – 4 + 1/2 cup
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp adjust according to your sweetness
  • Condensed Milk - 3 tbsp
  • Evaporated milk - 1 can
  • Ghee - 1 tsp
  • Salt - pinch


  • Wash rice well and drain the water
  • Add ghee/butter to the pan, sauté rice and in medium flame for a min. Let the rice turns dry, No need to cook till it changes colors. Let it cool down
  • In a mixer pulse the rice for 2 or 3 times to make a coarse mixture (just break the rice)
  • In a cooker separator add the rice, 1 cup of milk. Close with the lid and pressure cook and cook for 3 - 4 whistles
  • Once the pressure is realized check if the rice is done
  • Add the remaining boiled milk to the cooked rice and mix well. Make sure the mixture is lump free
  • Turn on the stove and cook for 20 minutes in medium heat; stirring in between
  • Add evaporated milk and mix well. Cook for 5 minutes
  • Add condensed milk and and continue cooking for another 10 minutes
  • Add sugar and cook for 3 minutes
  • Finally add salt and mix well; switch off. If desired garnish with roasted Cashew/roasted almonds/ pistachio and serve warm or cold


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  1. You can use Basmati Rice instead of Raw Rice
  2. Saffron can be used for extra flavour
  3. Condensed milk makes Milk Kheer thicker over time so adjust the consistency accordingly
  4. Paal payasam can be cooked directly in pan but it takes longer time
  5. Paal payasam can also be cooked in instant pot. Saute the rice in saute mode and cook milk and rice for 18 minutes in high temperature. continue the remaining process in saute mode
  6. Heavy cream can be added for richness
  7. Adjust the milk according to the consistency you desire
  8. Pulsing the rice gives a nice texture to the payasam. Avoid making the rice into powder 
  9. Cardamom powder can be added for extra flavor
  10. If desired add nuts of your choice for extra flavor
  11. Depending on the rice, milk quanity may varies slightly. If you think Payasam is turning thick add 1/2 - 1 cup milk extra.
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