A traditional kerala dessert prepared in pressure cooker.

Preparation time: 50 mins | Serves: 6


1. Rice – 1 big handful
2. Milk – 1 ltr
3. Sugar – 1 cup heaped
4 Ghee  –  1 tbspn
5. Cashew nuts and raisins – 2 tbspn


  • Wash and thoroughly dry the rice, and cracked it using a mixer for only 2 sec.
  •  Keep a pressure cooker on the stove.
  • Pour milk into it after flaming it.
  • Add sugar into it.
  • Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  • After that keep the flame in sim and add cracked rice into the milk.
  • Stir it for a minute.
  • Close the lid of cooker and put weight on it. Cook until 30 minutes.
  • Do not allow the Whistle to come. Whenever the whistle is about to come switch it off and wait for sometime and again flame it in sim.
  • Adjust the cooking time until 35~ 40 minute. When the rice cooked well, turn it off.
  • Keep it closed for sometime and it will turn to a light ink color.
  • Then add cashew nuts and raisins roasted in ghee.

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Anju, a Software engineer by profession and a passionate Home cook. Taking time off from the world of Software and spending time in kitchen always gives her a feeling of blessing.

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