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!

Lissie: A daughter, wife, mother, sister, and a mother-in-law. A post graduate, housewife, business woman and a missionary.

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