Oats Kheer (Sweetened Oatmeal with Cardamom, Nuts & Raisins)
Oats Kheer also known as Oats payasam is a delicious twist of using oats in Indian dessert recipes. Made with oats, milk, sugar and cardamom, this healthy dessert can be cooked in the pressure cooker or on the stovetop.
Sanitize the instant pot thoroughly by cleaning all the parts.
Heat the instant pot in saute mode. Add ghee and let it melt.
Add rolled oats. Stir and saute for 2 minutes until to get the aroma of roasted oats.
Add milk, water, sugar, saffron and cardamom. Press Cancel and close the lid with vent in sealing position.
Set to manual or pressure cook mode at high pressure for 1 minute. When the cooking time is done, then let the pressure release naturally.
Open the lid and stir the kheer. This kheer thickens as it cools.
Garnish with more saffron, nuts and raisins to your liking. This Oats Kheer is delicious served hot or chilled.
Heat a heavy bottom pan on medium heat. Add ghee to it and let it melt.
Add the rolled oats and sauté them well till you get the aroma of roasted oats.
Add water and whole milk to the pan and stir well.
Simmer on a low flame and cook till the oats become soft and mushy. Keep stirring at regular intervals.
Once the oats have reached the desired consistency, add the cardamom and roasted nuts along with a pinch of saffron.
Simmer for 2 more minutes and then switch off the stovetop.
Enjoy the Oats Kheer.
Sanitize the instant pot thoroughly: the steel insert, lid and sealing ring. If you have an extra sealing ring for sweet foods, use it. Sugar Substitute: Although I have not tried myself, some readers have suggested that if using jaggery in place of sugar, then add it after pressure cooking (else the milk can curdle). Using steel cut oats: Follow the same process and cook on high pressure for 4 minutes, followed by a natural pressure release.Roasted Nuts: If you don't have already roasted nuts. Add 1 tbsp of ghee in the instant pot and sauté the nuts for about a minute. Then follow the recipe. Consistency: This kheer thickens a lot as it cools. So you can add more milk to adjust the consistency before serving.Vegan Variation: Substitute milk with almond milk or another plant based milk.Created: This recipe was created in a 6qt Instant Pot DUO60 Multi-use Programmable Pressure Cooker.