Baby #2 and Rabri (Pressure Cooker Recipe)

My blog has been silent for a long time. When I look back on how the last nine months went, I have no clue on how fast it went by. I was pregnant with my second child. Work, kiddo-1 and one more on the way; life was fast and furious. Days were getting tired, I was pressed for time but finally on a beautiful day a star fell down from heaven and landed in our arms with all of mommy’s sweetness and all of daddy’s charm. We are star struck by the arrival of our daughter on 29-Oct -2013. We call her “Kulfi” and my older one is referred by the name “Katli”.

Courtesy: Prerna Singh of Indian Simmer

That explains my absence here. Thank you for all the messages and best wishes. I truly missed being here. Currently I am busy juggling time between two kids. Nursing, diaper change, nursing and diaper change. Once I am done with that, its kiddo-1. I spend time doing arts and craft, cooking and holiday baking. I look a sleep deprived moron on some days but motherhood is blissful and I am thankful to God for giving two precious kids. Katli and Kulfi – my delicious sweet kids 🙂

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts.  A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. 
Sophia Loren, Women and Beauty

It’s been a month since my daughter arrived and I decided to celebrate her first month birthday with a delicious, creamy Indian dessert called Rabri. It is a popular dessert in India and it makes it to dessert list on most weddings. Rabri is made by cooking the milk slowly in tender heat. As the layer of cream forms on top, it is removed and stored aside. The process continues until there is no milk left in the vessel. Rabri is made by cooking the milk with sugar, spices and nuts. They are dense and extremely creamy. It is served cold. I made a quick version with a pressure cooker. It was ready within 15 minutes.


Recipe Inspiration: Rama Krishnan, United by Food, A Facebook Group with my tweaks

Serves: 4


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup fresh paneer, grated
  • 1/2 cup condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon cashew paste
  • 1 teaspoon cardamon powder
  • 1 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)
  • Roasted pistachios to garnish


  1. Throw in all the above ingredient into a pressure cooker. Stir to mix them. Cover and cook for 3 whistles. Once cooled, mix in some pistachios and store in refrigerator.
  2. Garnish with crushed pistachios on top and serve cold.

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