Quick, easy and delicious Instant Pot Doodh Poha Kheer,  this dump and start with no-effort dessert in less than 20 minutes with a handful and basic ingredients. An ideal dessert for Sharad Poornima!

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Quick, easy and delicious Instant Pot Doodh Poha Kheer,  this dump and start with no-effort dessert in less than 20 minutes with a handful and basic ingredients. An ideal dessert for Sharad Poornima!

Have you seen a dump and start dessert recipe before? Well, if not this is your chance. Have a cuppa, sit and go through this post. 

We would love to have a bowl of Doodh Poha once a year around this time especially on the Indian festival Sharad Poonam/Poornima. 

Quick, easy and delicious Instant Pot Doodh Poha Kheer,  this dump and start with no-effort dessert in less than 20 minutes with a handful and basic ingredients. An ideal dessert for Sharad Poornima!

What Is Sharad Poonam/Poornima?

Sharad Poonam/Poornima is an Indian festival which falls in the season of Autumn (between September to November) on the full moon. It is religious as well as a harvest festival, which is celebrated throughout India according to every region's customs. 

In Gujarat, Sharad Poornima celebrated with Garba, which is folk dance of Gujarat. It is on this evening that Doodh Poha is consumed mostly. Usually, a container full of doodh poha, covered with muslin cloth left on a terrace to enter rays of full moon in it. According to Ayurveda, one must have doodh poha on sharad poornima to get all the benefits and rejuvenate the body.

What Is Doodh Poha?

Basically, Doodh Poha is a milk-based Gujarati dessert or pudding which is prepared with rice flakes aka poha/pava, milk, and sugar. In this recipe, rice flakes are cooked in sweetened boiling milk then topped with nuts such as almond, pistachio, cashews, and spices such as cardamom and saffron. 

Although preparing Doodh Poha on the stove is easy enough, but Instant pot makes it even easier just dump and start, no slaving or monitoring. This creamy and delicious Doodh Poha comes together in less than 20 minutes. 

With Sharad Poornima just around the corner, we all need this easy peasy recipe which saves you time to prepare yourself for the occasion!

Instant Pot Doodh Poha Kheer

Creamy, delicious and easy 

Dump and start recipe, no monitoring or slaving over the stove.

Can be made vegan and sugar free too. 

Fuss-free, simple and 5 ingredients dessert

What is not to like about it? 

What Ingredients Do I Need For Doodh Poha?

Rice flakes are also known as parched rice available in Indian grocery stores and online. There are red rice flakes available too, but for this recipe, we need white rice flakes. 

Milk- for a rich and creamier Doodh Poha whole milk works best, but if you prefer to use semi-skimmed or skimmed, go ahead and use it.

Sugar - white granulated sugar works best. 

Cardamom powder for flavours, chopped nuts. 

Serving Suggestion For Doodh Poha

This is the one dessert that has to be consumed chilled and not warm. In Gujarat, doodh poha is served with hot and spicy pakoda or Bhajiya 

Tips To Make Best Instant Pot Doodh Poha

Before you start making the doodh poha in the Instant pot, make sure lid and the seal of the pot is clean and there is no other food smell on it. There should not be any kind of residue left on it, else milk can curdle. 

Always add water first to avoid sticking or milk will burn in the Instant pot. 

Wait for the 10 minutes NPR and do not get tempted to release the steam straight away. 

How To Make Instant Pot Doodh Poha Kheer?

  1. Add water in the inner pot.
  2. Add milk.
  3. Add washed and drained poha.
  4. Add sugar and stir the mix with the spoon.
  5. Close the lid and set the porridge button for 5 minutes.
  6. Open the lid.
  7. Add cream (optional)
  8. Add cardamom powder and nuts.

Quick, easy and delicious Instant Pot Doodh Poha Kheer,  this dump and start with no-effort dessert in less than 20 minutes with a handful and basic ingredients. An ideal dessert for Sharad Poornima, step by step pictures

Variation Doodh Poha Recipes You May Want To Try 

Paneer Doodh Poha

Vanilla Doodh Poha

Coconut and Mango Doodh Poha

Gelatin free Nutella Pannacotta Doodh Poha

Caramel Coffee Jelly Frappuccino Doodh Poha

Instant Pot Doodh Poha Kheer

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instant pot doodh poha , sharad poonam
Dessert, snack
Yield: 4 servings

Instant Pot Doodh Poha Kheer

This Instant Pot Doodh Poha recipe is quick and easy! It comes together in less than 20 minutes and no compromise on taste. Why wait... make it today!
prep time: cook time: 5 Mtotal time: 5 M


  • Instant pot or similar electric pressure cooker 
  • Big spoon or spatula 
Doodh Poha
  • 50g cup rice flakes (Poha)washed and drained
  • 500ml whole milk
  • 50g sugar
  • 50ml cream (optional)
  • Pinch cardamom powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 TBSP chopped nuts such as almond and pistachio
  • Few dried or fresh edible flower petals (optional) 


How to cook Instant Pot Doodh Poha Kheer

  1. Make sure the inner pot of the Instant pot and seal/ring is clean without any smell or residue.
  2. First, add water, milk, poha, and then sugar in the inner pot. (make sure you first add water)
  3. Stir and close the lid, set the valve in sealing position. 
  4. Press the 'PORRIDGE' button and set the time for 5 minutes by pressing the "-" sign to decrease the time as the Preset time for the porridge button is 20 minutes. 
  5. Once done let the pressure release naturally (may take 10-12 minutes)
  6. Open the button and stir the doodh poha. Add cardamom powder and nuts, cream if using. 
  7. No need to saute this doodh poha kheer as with this timing the kheer turns out with exact consistency. 
  8. Remove it in a serving bowl, chill and decorate with nuts and flower petals.
  9. Enjoy!


You may add Khadi sakar instead of normal granulated sugar.

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  1. The kheer looks so yum and delicious. Always made the traditional rice but, never tried the poha version. Would love to give it a try sometime soon.

  2. The instant version of Doodh Poha kheer is such a great help when you want to sit back and relax while cooking.
    Instant pot is such a blessing for busy schedules. Thanks for sharing lovely recipe.

    1. Thanks Lata. Seems nowadays everyone is so busy thus this recipe born :)

  3. I love your photographs. This dish is so simple and unique, never thought of using poha this way. It looks delicious so I will make it today itself.

    1. Thank you VC. Please do let us know how you like it.

  4. What a fabulous dessert that is ready in 5 minutes! Love the ease of this dump and go recipe! Your photos look spectacular!

  5. I am totally drooling at that kheer... We always use the brown poha for our cuisine, but I think I would buy the white one just to make this kheer... As usual, amazing clicks...

  6. Just add all the ingredients and sit back and wait for the kheer to be ready. Now that's what I like, no stirring all the time. Coming to the doodh poha kheer, I think every community has its own version of doodh poha. I remember my family soaking the poha in hot milk and adding sugar. Somehow I always got the feeling that I could taste the raw poha so would just have a spoonful as prasad. Next year definitely making it your way and this Diwali pestering hubby for an IP :)

  7. I make this during Janmashtami as Poha is favourite of Krishna, Instant pot version is too good! Quick and easy! Fabulous clicks as always Jags!

  8. Instant poha kheer is my to go recipe to satisfy quit sweet simple to make but yummy 😋 ...Making in an instant pot sounds even more hassle free...dump all ingredients, sit and relax!! Gorgeous captures of the yummy kheer!!

  9. Looks delicious jagruti, read about this sharad poornima recently. what a wonderful ritual na! i love such dump and cook dishes, less time in the kitchen and less vessels to clean too! as usual i m in love with the pictures, that thali looks fabulous!!!!

  10. Kitchen gadgets have made our life so smooth and this doodh poha is a great example of that...I would love to know which kind of poha do you use thick, medium or thin?

  11. such a easy and hassle free recipe with IP. Quick and instant one always saves time and help when we are carving for something sweet. Amazing clicks as usual.

  12. Ahaaaa !!! Such a lovely celebration for sharad purnima :)
    The kheer here looks so easy and delicious and that too in IP is superb idea...

  13. The doodh poha looks incredible. I loved how easy it is make this dish in Instant pot.


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