Welcome to Positive Cook where we explore the fusion of tradition and technology with our “Quick and Easy: Instant Pot Special Kheer Recipe.” Kheer, a beloved Indian dessert, is known for its creamy texture and aromatic flavors. With the help of modern technology, we’ll show you how to create this delectable treat in no time using your Instant Pot. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a novice in the kitchen, this recipe will have you serving up a bowl of creamy goodness effortlessly.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this delightful Instant Pot for Special Kheer Recipe :
1 cup Basmati rice
4 cups whole milk
1/2 cup condensed milk
1/4 cup sugar (adjust to taste)
1/4 cup mixed dry fruits (almonds, cashews, and raisins)
1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
A pinch of saffron strands (optional)
1 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)
A few strands of edible silver foil (optional, for garnish)
Instructions: for Making Special Kheer Recipe
Rinse and Soak the Rice:
the rice is a crucial step in ensuring that your Basmati rice turns out perfectly fluffy and flavorful. Start by placing the rice in a fine-mesh sieve or a bowl and then thoroughly rinse it under cold running water. Continue to rinse the rice until the water runs clear, which helps remove excess starch that can cause the rice to become sticky.
Once your rice is well-rinsed, transfer it to a clean bowl and cover it with water. Allow the rice to soak for about 15-20 minutes. This soaking process is essential because it allows the rice grains to absorb some moisture, which results in even cooking. It also helps prevent the rice from breaking or becoming mushy during the cooking process.
Sauté in Ghee:
Set your Instant Pot to ‘Sauté’ mode. Add a tablespoon of ghee and allow it to melt. Once the ghee is hot, add the mixed dry fruits and sauté until they turn golden brown. Remove them and set them aside.
Cook the Rice and Milk:
Drain the soaked rice and add it to the Instant Pot. Stir it for a minute or two until it becomes aromatic. Then, pour in the whole milk and condensed milk. Close the Instant Pot lid with the vent in the sealing position.
Enhance the Aroma:
Open the Instant Pot lid and stir in the sugar, cardamom powder, and saffron strands (if using) to create a delicious and aromatic kheer. Adjust the sugar to your preferred sweetness level. To intensify the aromatic flavors of your Special Kheer, consider adding a few drops of rose water or kewra water at this stage. These floral essences will infuse a delightful fragrance into your dessert. Start with just a few drops and adjust to your taste preference.
Storage and Garnish:
Store any leftover kheer in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It can be kept for a couple of days, but it’s so delicious that it often disappears quickly! When serving, remember to garnish each bowl with a sprinkle of the sautéed dry fruits for added texture and flavour. Optionally, you can also add a pinch of ground pistachios or almonds for extra richness.
There you have it – a mouthwatering bowl of Instant Pot Special Kheer ready to be savoured. This quick and easy recipe allows you to enjoy the rich and comforting flavours of a traditional Indian dessert without spending hours in the kitchen. Whether you’re celebrating a festive occasion or simply indulging a sweet craving, this Instant Pot Special Kheer recipe is your ultimate go-to solution for a delightful dessert experience. It’s a positive cooking experience that brings joy to your kitchen.
Give it a try, and share the sheer joy of this creamy and aromatic delight with your loved ones, making every moment even more special. So, go ahead and whip up this delectable treat effortlessly, letting the Instant Pot do the hard work while you savor the sweet rewards. Enjoy with positive cook and the delicious outcome of this recipe!