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Slow Cooker Rice Kheer (Rice Pudding)

Posted by Dipti Shah on April 1, 2009

My daughter loves this & she wanted me to add this to our blog.

The food blog has now become her’s too. She wants to give her inputs & also wants to help cook.

Rice Kheer (Rice Pudding), a delicious pudding made of only 3 main ingredients. Very simple to make & tastes yummy

Keeping in tune with quick cooking, I tried this in a slow cooker. toss, mix & forget for 2 hours.


  • 7 cups milk
  • 1 cup Uncooked Rice
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 stick of unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup slivered blanched almonds
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream


  • Wash and rinse rice.
  • Put butter, rice & 6 cups of milk in the slow cooker. Cover and set ‘High’. Wait 45 minutes
  • Stir to make sure that rice are not clumping together. Continue cooking covered for 45 minutes at High. Stir.
  • Cook at High covered for about one hour.
  • Add cardomon powder, almonds & raisins. Mix well.
  • At this point, check for sugar & add more if needed.
  • Cook at High covered for about 3/4 hour. Add whipping cream & cook for about 1/4 hour.
  • Longer you wiill cook, thicker will be the pudding.
  • Turn off. Let it cool and refrigerate. Serve chilled.

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Instant Fruit Custard

Posted by Dipti Shah on March 24, 2009

We went to a friends birthday party, where this delicious custard was served as a dessert.

I was so impressed not just by its taste, but also by the “instant” part.

I know this would appeal to lots of busy moms like myself. Thanks Jayashree!! for this instant recipe.


  • 3 cups of vanilla icecream
  • 1 cup of frozen mango pulp
  • 1/2 cup of “Kesari” canned mango pulp
  • 1 tsp of sugar (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups of cut fruits (grapes, strawberries, apples, banana. kiwis etc)


  • Defrost vanilla icecream in the microwave for 25 seconds.
  • whisk with spoon or hand whisk.
  • Mix in the mango pulps & sugar.
  • Add the fruits & mix well well together.
  • Serve chilled.


  • You can try a variation with any fruit flavoured ice creams.

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