Turn on the Instant Pot in saute mode. Add ghee to the pot and fry mixed chopped nuts like cashews, almonds, and pistachios along with raisins for a minute.
Add raw rice to the pot and saute it for another 30-40 seconds. I keep it whole but if you want you can coarsely grind it if you so wish. Then add sugar to the pot and mix to combine.
Add the milk and creamer, bring to a boil. then hit the cancel button. Close the Instant Pot with the lid. Position the valve in the seal position. Select Porridge mode and cook it for 20 minutes.
Let pressure naturally release. Mash the rice a bit to make the kheer more creamy. Top it with saffron, and cardamom powder. Mix it all together and cook it for a minute in saute mode again.
Paal Payasam can be served warm or chilled. Garnish it with chopped nuts, saffron, or even edible flowers before serving.
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