Paal Payasam (kheer in south India) is an important part of marriages in South India as mootichur ladoo in North India. It is an easy recipe and even the beginners can try it without any mistakes.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 1/2 cup broken rice (poha rice / chidwa)
  • 1 litre milk
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp cashew nuts (optional)
  • 2 tbsp raisins (optional)

Preparation Instructions:

  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Fry cashews and raisins and take them out on a paper towel.
  • Add broken rice to the ghee and fry for 3-4 minutes on medium flame.
  • Add milk to the broken rice and mix well. Close the lid and pressure cook for 1 whistle.
  • Let the pressure come down. Then, open the lid, add sugar and mix well.
  • turn on the stove again and put the pressure cooker on the stove without the lid. Cook for 5 minutes on low flame. Stir continuously.
  • When the kheer reaches the consistency you desire, mix cardamom powder. Turn off flame.
  • Put the payasam in serving bowls and garnish it with roasted cashews and raisins.


  • You can serve the paal payasam both hot or chilled as you like, both taste great.

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