Comforting Indian Rice Pudding

by | Sep 3, 2022 | Slow cooker/Instant pot meals | 0 comments

My family loves Indian rice pudding and I am always looking for ways to make it even more delicious. This Comforting Indian Rice Pudding recipe is the result of many trials and tribulations in the kitchen. I used white basmati rice, almond milk, and a hint of cardamom for a creamy and flavorful dessert that is sure to satisfy!

My mom used to make a version of this rice pudding when I was growing up. I remember the smell of the cardamom and the warmth of the pudding on cold winter days. I am so grateful for the lessons I learned from her and the memories we created together in the kitchen.

I love to add raisins to my Comforting Indian Rice Pudding. They add a nice sweetness and a bit of texture to the dessert. I also like to top my pudding with a sprinkle of ground cardamom and some fresh mint leaves.

This Comforting Indian Rice Pudding is perfect for any occasion. Serve it as a special dessert or as a comforting snack anytime. No matter when or how you enjoy it, I guarantee you will love it!

For a vegan version, use coconut milk instead of almond milk.

For a healthier version, use brown basmati rice and reduce the amount of sugar.

For a spicier version, add a pinch of ground cinnamon and a pinch of ground nutmeg.

For a sweeter version, add a tablespoon of honey to the pudding.

A bowl of creamy, comforting Indian rice pudding topped with ground cardamom and fresh mint leaves.

Comforting Indian Rice Pudding

Deliciously Comforting Indian Rice Pudding – the perfect dessert for any time of year!
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • Large saucepan, large bowl, wooden spoon, measuring cups and spoons, medium bowl, whisk, slotted spoon, and small mixing bowl


  • 1 cup white basmati rice
  • 4 cups almond milk
  • 0.25 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 0.25 cup raisins
  • null A pinch of salt


  • In a large saucepan, add the rice, almond milk, sugar, cardamom, and salt. Stir to combine.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the raisins and stir to combine. Simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Transfer the pudding to a large bowl and let cool for 10 minutes.
  • Serve the pudding warm or chilled, topped with a sprinkle of ground cardamom and some fresh mint leaves, if desired.


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