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Rice and lentil sweet pudding

Traditional rice and lentil pudding recipe simplified and made in 8 minutes

Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Natural pressure release time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 297kcal


  • Instant pot


  • Basmati rice - 1 cup
  • Lentil used here - Split mung beans - 1/2 cup
  • Jaggery - 1 cup or less hard or soft can be used
  • Milk - 2 cups full fat preferably
  • Water - 4 1/2 cups 1 1/2 cups for jaggery + 3 cups for rice
  • Raisins - 1 handful
  • Cashew nut - 1 handful
  • Cardamom - 5
  • Ghee - 1/2 cup Use unsalted melted butter instead


  • Dry roast the lentil on low heat in an empty pan until the nutty aroma comes. Do not let it brown.
  • Wash the rice and lentil well then soak both together for 20 minutes
  • In the instant pot insert pan put the jaggery and pour 1 1/2 cups of water.
  • Into the instant pot's main cooking pot add the soaked and drained rice and lentil. Measure 3 cups of water and pour on top of it. Now measure 2 cups of milk and pour that too. Mix well.
  • Put the raised stand on top of the rice. Then put the insert pan with jaggery on top of it cover with its lid (see notes below) . Now cover the instant pot with the main lid.
  • On the instant pot :
    * Turn the nozzle to sealing position .Press the manual mode or the pressure cooker mode on.
    * On the high pressure: press on the plus sign and go to 8 minutes.
    * Do not disturb it until the instant pot's pressure releases naturally. ( The small lock button will go down) This might take around 10 -15 minutes.
    * Press cancel to switch off the instant pot.
  • Open the instant pot's lid and carefully remove the insert pan and stand.
  • Mix the rice mixture until well mashed.
  • Pour the jaggery mixture over it and mix well until well combined.
  • Heat ghee in a small pan and add the cashew nut when it heats up. Allow it to brown evenly. Remove it and add raisins when it puffs up add the cardamom give it a give it few seconds to heat up. Now pour the entire thing on the prepared sweet pudding. Give it a good stir and serve warm.
  • Garnish with rose petals for added flavor.