Chawal Ki Kheer (Pal Payasam/Rice Pudding)


‘Chawal ki Kheer’ or ‘Rice pudding’ is a favorite among kids.  In Kerala it is known as ‘Pal Payasam’.  Rice, milk and almonds makes this a healthy dessert for children!

I am sending this to Trupti who is hosting the event ‘Cooking for Kids: Rice event’ which is the brain child of Sharmi.



Full cream milk – 1 1/2 litres

Basmati rice – 3/4 cup

Water – 2 cups

Sugar – 1 cup

Cardamom – 4

Salt – 1/2 tsp

Almonds – 12



Wash and soak the rice in water for 1 hour.  Pour the milk into a 8 or 10 litre pressure cooker.  Add sugar and heat it till the sugar is dissolved.  (Add more sugar if desired.)  Add the soaked rice, water, cardamom and salt.  Close the lid and keep it on a medium flame till the whistle comes.  Then reduce the flame to low and cook for 12 minutes.  Open the lid, mix well and transfer the kheer to a serving dish.  Garnish with blanched and sliced almonds.  It can be served as a dessert hot or cold.  Enjoy!

  1. The cup is too cute for words 😀

  2. I LOVE LOVE that Moo Moo bowl! 😆

    Yummy rice pudding.

  3. Thank you Nags! see you more often… 😉

  4. I love payasom but then not with milk , love the other one, forgot the name, with jaggery and paysa parippu with coconut pieces etc……..;;:
    This looks good and my hubby and daughter like this than the one i like.

  5. Thanks for dropping by… I love rice pudding… Simply rich and delicious looking… shall keep coming for more…

  6. Hey your cow bowl is so chweeeet

  7. Ashaji, thanks a lot for your support! 🙂

  8. You have a lovely blog and nice template!

    Thanks for your nice words in my blog..

  9. Happy, I will make parippu payasam for you… but do make this kheer for your hubby and daughter! 🙄

  10. Paal paayasam looks yummy dear. Great entry for the event.

  11. Thanksss…Ramya! You are most welcome 😀

  12. Thank you Sujatha for your kind words! Do visit again… 🙂

  13. Thanks a lot Vicky! Keep coming for more… 😛

  14. Lisse,

    Loved ur delicious payasam in the lovely cup 🙂 Can I have the payasam? 😀

  15. For sure, Anu…you are most welcome! 😉

  16. this is my daughter’s favourite and looks yummy.
    have recently changed the website url to update it in ur blogroll.

  17. Thanks a lot Praju, for letting me know about the change in the website url! I will update it for sure. 🙂

  18. Hi, good post. I have been wondering about this topic,so thanks for sharing. I’ll certainly be subscribing to your posts.

  19. Hello Lissie Auntie,
    How have you been? A quick question, I don’t have a 8-10 litre pressure cooker, mine is around 4 litres, can I still prepare this payasam with my cooker?


  20. Hi Priya,

    I am doing well. How are you? For this measurement you need a 8 litre pressure cooker and see that it is kept on a medium heat till the whistle comes. If you use a smaller one, the payasam will spill all over the place. You can make half the quantity in a 4 litre pressure cooker.


  21. Hello Lissie Auntie,
    I prepared this yesterday :), the only complaint was why didn’t I prepare more ;-), this came out very well.. Thank you for sharing.. Have to make this again today (family demand :D)