Puffed Paddy Rice Kheer

Puffed  Paddy Rice Kheer is very simple and one of the most easily digestible  nutritious traditional Kheer or payasam or sweet dish or dessert recipe which can be served hot or chilled. It is liked by kids and elders  too. This Quick sweet dish recipe is made from paddy by popping it combined with milk and rock sugar. It is called as Aralu in Kannada and kheel in Hindi. People offer this Kheer as Prasad to Maa Lakshmi  in North India and to Lord Shiva or to Krishna in South India .

This Puffed Paddy Rice is traditional Indian Snack food , it is made from paddy by popping it at high temperature in short time. It is fiber rich and gluten free. In Puffed Paddy the bran is apart of the end product and hence it has all goodness of bran. Aralu is a good source of  Vitamin B and Minerals such as potassium , zinc , iron , magnesium , phosphorous and magnesium.  People on diet can include this puffed paddy rice in their daily diet as it is rich in fiber.  Try this tasty and yummy Kheer Recipe  during this Deepavali.

Puffed  Paddy Rice Kheer topped with fried nuts, tulsi leaves and rose petals.
Puffed  Paddy Rice Kheer

Preparation time  – 2 minutes

Cooking time  – 10 minutes

Total time  – 12 minutes

Makes  – 4 to 5 servings

Ingredients :-

  • 3 cups puffed paddy rice
  • 500 ml full fat milk
  • 3 to 4 tbsp rock sugar powder ( red or kempu kallu sakare )
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tbsp cashew nuts
  • 1 tbsp almonds
  • 1/4  tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 to 3 tbsp banana pulp mashed

For garnish

  • Fried nuts
  • Tulsi leaf and rose petals

Method :-

Heat the ghee in a pan and add in chopped nuts  and almonds  and fry till golden brown and take  out and keep aside.

In the same ghee roast the Puffed paddy rice on low flame for a minute  and keep it.

Then boil the milk in a thick bottom vessel  until 3 to 4 boils , then put the roasted  puffed paddy rice to the milk .

Cook the milk and puffed paddy rice for 3 to 4 minutes or until  puffed paddy rice becomes soft.

Then add the rock sugar powder , nuts , almonds and cardamom powder and mix well.

Then cook the kheer constantly stirring  untill the kheer becomes slightly thicker.

Switch off the stove and now put in mashed banana  pulp and stir in very nicely.

Garnish  the Puffed Paddy Rice Kheer garnished with fried nuts, tulsi leaf and rose petals

Offer this tasty and nutritious Puffed Paddy Rice Kheer to Lord Damodhar.

Puffed  Paddy Rice Kheer topped with fried nuts, tulsi leaves and rose petals.
Puffed  Paddy Rice Kheer


  • Can use regular sugar instead of rock sugar.
  • Clean the puffed paddy rice  properly before using.
  • 1 cup equals 200 ml.
  • Avoid over cooking of the kheer as it becomes thicker when cools down.
  • Can use milk powder in this kheer.

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