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Instant Pot Kheer

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Kheer is a type of rice pudding that is popular in India and Pakistan. It is made with rice, milk, sugar, and spices, and it is often served as a dessert or a snack.

Instant Pot Kheer

Course: MainDifficulty: Medium


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This instant pot kheer recipe is a delicious and easy-to-make way to enjoy this traditional Indian dessert. The rice is cooked in the Instant Pot, which makes it quick and easy to prepare. The spices give the kheer a flavorful and aromatic taste.


  • 1 cup basmati rice, rinsed and drained

  • 4 cups milk

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom

  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads (optional)

  • Rinse the rice in a colander until the water runs clear.
  • Add the rice, milk, sugar, cardamom, and saffron (if using) to the Instant Pot.
  • Close the lid and seal the valve.
  • Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes.
  • Allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then quick release any remaining pressure.
  • Stir the kheer until the rice is soft and the sugar is dissolved.
  • Serve warm or chilled.


  • For the best results, use a high-quality basmati rice.
  • If you don’t have saffron, you can use a pinch of ground turmeric instead.
  • Be careful not to overcook the kheer, or it will become mushy.
  • Serve the kheer with a dollop of whipped cream or a sprinkle of pistachios.

Here are some additional details about the recipe:

  • The kheer can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • The kheer can also be frozen for up to 3 months.
  • To reheat the kheer, simply thaw it in the refrigerator overnight and then reheat it in a pot on the stovetop or in the microwave.

I hope you enjoy this recipe for instant pot kheer!