Instant pot Dessert /Kids Lunch Box – Pineapple Halwa Poori

It’s one of our favorite Dessert and like the flavor and taste of pineapple in Halwa. Now it’s so easy to prepare halwa in Instant pot with Zero monitoring. Add ingredients and close the lid. For a change serve these Pineapple Halwa Poori for Breakfast or Pack for Kids Lunch Box . You can prepare the filling and dough day before and refrigerate . Takes less time ( say 15 minutes or less to Air fry them ) . 4 medium Poori’s in one go . I have added finely chopped nuts for a little bite in between . If you are packing for Lunch Box. Skip them . Halwa stays good for more than 5 days in refrigerator or in Freezer . Place a Paper towel in a pyrez bowl and store the Halwa balls. You can shallow fry with little oil or in Air fryer .  No need of foil and need to flip after 5 minutes. Filling ( Big Lemon size )  must be more than the outer covering. Once stuff with the filling don’t use the rolling pin. Grease your hands with oil and shape the patties. 4 medium poor’s at a time. Spray oil half way . If you don’t have pineapple juice , you can skip and prepare halwa with water . Here is the simple recipe with every day ingredients from your Pantry . 

RECIPE for 15 Poori’s . 


1. Sooji or Fine wheat rava – 1 cup

2. Water – 1 cup and Pineapple juice – 1 cup

3. Ghee – 3 tbsp

4. Jaggery – 1 cup

5. Raisins – Handful ( chopped)

6. Chopped nuts – 2 handfuls

7. Cardamom – 6 ( Powdered) 


1.  Fry semolina or fine wheat rava with 1 tbsp a microwave safe bowl .

2.  To the inner pot add water , pineapple juice , raisins, jaggery powder , chopped nuts and powdered cardamom . Taste water for sweetness and add accordingly .

3. Add semolina or fine wheat rava slowly and mix without lumps  . Add ghee .  . Close the lid. Manual  3 minutes. QPR . Take out the inner pot and place on a Trivet . Mix and check the bottom of inner pot . If needed add ghee. 

4. Take small lemon size chapathi dough and roll into circle with rolling pin .

5. Take big lemon size filling and place on the dough . Cover from all sides.IMG_2359IMG_2361

6. Grease your hands with oil and shape like patties. SHALLOW FRY with minimum oil or In Air fryer .

7. Grease air fryer basket with Oil and place the Poori’s . Spray Oil .

8. Bake at 370 degrees for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes , take out the basket and spray with Oil . Bake for another 7 minutes. 

For OUTER COVERING ( DOUGH) : 2 cups of wheat flour. Add 2 tbsp Oil , little salt . Mix well and then add one cup milk and enough water. Leave in refrigerator till you prepare the poori’s. 



If you are looking for an easy to prepare Dessert  for  Raksha Bandan or to pack for  Kids Lunch Box or Before going to After School activities , try this Apple Ladoo in Instant pot. Simple and Easy to prepare. Just gather the ingredients and no need to monitor. Once finish cooking take out the inner pot and cool before binding Ladoo’s . We like Desserts with Jaggery , raisins and Dates . You can add sweetner of your choice .Refrigerate and warm before you serve.  Start  grating apples once you add all ingredients and roasted semolina or Sooji at the end before closing the lid.  Do try this simple dessert in Instant pot or stove top with Apple .

Recipe for 15  Ladoo’s One cup – Measuring cup 


1.  Roasted Semolina or Fine wheat rava or Roasted wheat upma mix – 1  cup 

2. Water – 2 cups

3. Apples – 2 medium ( grated ) 

4. Jaggery – 3/4 th cup or Sweetner of your choice.

5. Raisins – Handful and chopped dates – 5

6. Nuts of your choice – 1/2 cup ( Cashews , Almonds and Pistachio’s)

7. Cardamom – 10 ( Powdered) 

8. Ghee – 3 tbsp


1. Add water to inner pot . Add Jaggery , Chopped nuts, raisins, dates , Cardamom  and Ghee . Taste water for sweetness and add accordingly .

2. Now add 2 grated apples. Mix well .

3. Add roasted Semolina or fine wheat rava or Roasted wheat upma mix . Mix well .

4.  Close the Lid. Manual 4 minutes . Open the lid and take out inner pot. Mix gently .

5. Wait till it cools. Grease your hands with little ghee. Take a handful of halwa and bind Ladoo’s . 

NOTE : You can use the same stuffing for Halwa Poori . Pan fry or in Air fryer ,



 Jhal muri and DESSERT with Paneer – Instant Pot – 5 main Ingredients

Weekends I like less cooking and at the same time like to cook something different from regular food. By seeing roasted Poha( flattened rice, store bought ) I remember Jhalmuri ( famous Indian street food) which I didn’t prepare for long time . I added good amount of vegetables , Sprouted green moong or Cooked Yellow peas , roasted nuts with Homemade dry Garlic powder ( Highlight for the chaat) , Chaat masala and Juice of lime or grated raw mango for sourness. Follow my recipe to enjoy this tasty street food. Along with it I prepared Instant Dessert with Paneer in Instant pot ( say Paneer Kheer) . I didn’t like the idea of reducing milk . Don’t want to spend that much time. Prepared in a short cut method which turned out delicious. Here are 2 Simple recipes you can prepare with every day Ingredients from your Pantry .

Recipe for 3 :

INGREDIENTS : One cup – Measuring cup

1. Milk – 3 cups 

2. Ghee – 1/2 tbsp

3. Crumbled paneer – 1/2 cup , Semolina – 2 tbsp

4. Roasted nuts – Cashews , Pistachio’s , almonds  – 1/2 cup and Raisins – Handful

5. Jaggery  or Brown sugar or White sugar or Condensed milk  – accordingly or sweetner of your choice 

6. Cardamom – 4 to 6 Powdered .


1. Turn Instant pot on saute mode. When warm add ghee . 

2. Roast semolina   . Once semolina is light brown add nuts , milk and Paneer .

3. Close lid . Manual 4 minutes . NPR after 10 minutes . Open lid and add Jaggery or Sugar or Condensed milk .  SERVE warm  or cold with Jhal Muri . 

RECIPE FOR  JHAL MURI ( INSTANT POT )  : I cooked dried Yellow peas  and Potato in INSTANTPOT


1. Roasted Poha ( flattened rice)  or Puffed rice – 2 cups ( Brown or white)

2. Chopped salad cucumber – one , Chopped Onion – small , Chopped tomatoes – 2 , Finely chopped Coriander and Mint .

3. Juice of Lime – 1 or Grated raw mango 

4. Cooked Green peas – One cup and Boiled and chopped potato – 2 

5. Roasted channa dal and Peanuts – One handful each ( fry in 1/2 tbsp Oil )   and Sev – 1/4 to 1/2 cup

6 Dry Garlic  chutney powder or Curry powder  – 1 tbsp and Chaat masala – 1/2 tbsp

7. Oil – 1 tbsp

8. Salt to taste 


1. In a Bowl mix Roasted Poha or Puffed rice , salt , Dry Garlic chutney  powder and Oil .

2. To this add chopped Onions, Tomato, Cucumber , Chopped coriander and Mint.

3. Add fried roasted channa dal , Peanuts and sev.

4. Squeeze juice of Lime and add Garam Masala . Mix well .

5. Taste for salt and spices and add accordingly . SERVE immediately .

NOTE : Cook soaked yellow peas and Potato in Instant pot . 




 Paneer spread for toast -Breakfast /Dessert  – INSTANT POT – 5 Ingredients

If you have kids who trouble to eat Breakfast or want to pack something new in their Lunch Box as Dessert , then try this recipe. You don’t need to prepare in the morning. Prepare day before and refrigerate . Spread on toast and serve for Breakfast  . It is Healthy Breakfast as it is prepared with Paneer( Indian cottage cheese) and other ingrdients . Keeps them full till Lunch time . For Lunch Box I’m going to  pack with Plain Paratha ( Indian roti) . Good combination. Don’t forget to grease the steel bowl with GHEE . So it is easy to un mould. Once finish cooking it looks runny . But as it cools it sets. I refrigerated for couple of hours  before un molding. You can even pack as DESSERT for Kids Lunch Box or BEFORE going to AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES. No need to say , No stirring and Zero monitoring . Here is the simple recipe with 5 Ingredients. 



One cup – Measuring cup 

1. Grated Paneer –  1 cup

2. Milk – One cup

3. Jaggery  or Brown sugar or sweetner of your choice – 1/2 cup or accordingly

4. Chopped Pistachio’s- 1/4 th cup or more

5. Semolina Or Roasted whole wheat  upma mix  or Almond flour – 3 tbsp ( roasted in microwave) 

6. Ghee to grease the steel bowl 

7. Cardamom – 5 ( Powdered)

8 .  Water – 2 measuring cups ( to pour in inner pot) 


NOTE : Grease the steel bowl with Ghee before adding the ingredients.

1. In a steel Bowl mix grated Paneer , milk , roasted semolina or Roasted whole wheat upma mix , chopped Pistachio’s , Jaggery and cardamom.

2. Pour 2 measuring cups water in inner pot and place trivet . Keep the steel bowl on trivet . Close the lid. ( No need to cover the steel Bowl. 

3. Manual 15 minutes . Unplug when you see Low .NPR .

4. Open the lid . Take out the Bowl and cool before refrigerating. Or keep in Freezer .

5. After refrigerating for couple of hours , you can un mould or scoop a big spoonful and spread on the toast. Refrigerate the rest of the Dessert .

Use as a spread for toast or Pack for Kids Lunch Box  as a Dessert  or Before going to After school activities. Keeps them full till NEXT MEAL . 



It is one of the easiest Dessert  I can prepare  in  less than 5  minutes without fail . You are going to love the nice aroma from Ghee and rich taste with nuts and other ingredients. Ghee is a staple in  preparing Indian  Desserts , cooking  and Ayurvedic medicine. Ghee made from grass fed butter is healthy and had essential Vitamins like A, D , E and K and as well as fatty acids.   According to some  Research Ghee actually reduce the risk of heart disease instead of increasing. Too much eating will increase Cholesterol levels . People with diabetes, heart disease and suffering from obesity should avoid or reduce the intake.  If you are dealing with any sort of digestive issues , Ghee will help in healing Gut lining.  it improves digestion . The short chain fatty acid butyrate helps support a healthy digestive tract , increases gastric acid and helps in efficient digestion .  Beneficial for mind , controls metabolism , inflammation and stress. Butyrate  works by stimulating the conversion of fiber into more butyric acid which is essential for detoxifying as well as elimination of other fats and toxins. Source : HM

Dessert with Cracked Wheat ( Daliya) is very very Simple Dessert recipe we can prepare in less than 5 minutes and can pack for Kids Lunch Box as Dessert .  Stays good in the refrigerator for more than a week . Just warm for one minute  before packing in Kids Lunch Box .It tastes so rich with Minimum Ghee . I added both Jaggery and Sugar instead of just using one. Milk almost gave a rich taste and I  used water too for Cooking.  I found this fine variety of Daliya in indian stores which almost looks like Semolina.The recipe  looks so Simple with few Ingredients  but taste good and Healthy than a Cookie. 

Recipe for 18 Medium Patties .

Note : Once you finish cooking. Grease a Baking sheet  OR Pyrex Bowl with little Ghee and spread the Halwa . Use  Heart shaped Cookie cutters and you  can even surprise Kids on Valentine’s Day with this Heart shaped Halwa . 

Preparation time : 10 Minutes( Gathering Ingredients)  and Cooking time : Less than 5 Minutes


1. Fine Cracked Wheat ( Daliya) – 1 Cup or Roasted  wheat Upma Mix ( Wheat) – 1 Cup 

2. Milk – 2   Cups and   Water – 1/2 Cup

3. Jaggery ( Brown sugar ) -1/2 Cup and Sugar -1/4 th to 1/2  Cup . Add  according to your taste.

4. Raisins  – Handful ,  Pistachio’s , Walnuts, Almonds and Cashews – One Cup ( Chopped) and Cardamom – 8 ( Powdered)

5. Ghee – 4 to 5  tbsp


1. Turn Instant pot on saute mode and add 3 tbsp ghee and roast Daliya( Cracked Wheat )  or Roasted Wheat Upma mix  . 

2. Add Milk and water . Mix well . Scrape the bottom . Close the lid . Manual 3 minutes. Unplug it when you see silver button pops up . NPR ( 5 minutes) . 

3. .  Open lid and add Pistachio’s , Cashews , Almonds  Raisins, Powdered Jaggery, Sugar  and Powdered Cardamom . Add 2  more tbsps Ghee .  Mix well . Take out the inner pot. Check for Sweetness and add accordingly .

5. Cool it before you make Patties. Once cooled , grease your hands with ghee and take a handful of cooked Halwa and shape like a ball . Then flatten slowly between your Hands. Repeat the process with the rest of the Halwa .

                   REFRIGERATE and when serving or Packing for Kids Lunch Box warm for 30 seconds .


1. Heat 1 tbsp ghee and roast Daliya( Cracked Wheat )  . Once Light Brown transfer to a Bowl .

2. To this add Powdered Cardamom  and Raisins .

3. Add Milk and water to sauce Pan and bring to Boil . Once it comes to Boil add roasted daliya slowly and Mix well . Once Daliya is cooked , Switch off the stove .

4. Add Pistachio’s , Cashews , Raisins, Powdered Jaggery, Sugar  and Powdered Cardamom . Add one more tbsp Ghee . Check for Sweetness and add accordingly .

5. Cool it before you make Patties. Once cooled , grease your hands with ghee and take a handful of cooked Halwa and shape like a ball . Then flatten slowly between your Hands. Repeat the process with the rest of the Halwa .

                   REFRIGERATE and when serving or Packing for Kids Lunch Box warm for 30 seconds .


Ten Indian Instant Pot Desserts . Prepared with few ingredients and very less cooking. No stirring and  No Baby sitting. Enjoy these Unique Desserts any time of the year  with very very Less work.You can feed the crowd with these Desserts.

11. APPLE PANEER BURFI : Easy to prepare Dessert in 10 minutes . You can serve as a Dessert before going to After school activities or Pack for KIDS LUNCH BOX as a Dessert .


11.  STEAMED DESSERT WITH OATS and Nuts. Prepare in free time and refrigerate . Warm in a microwave safe bowl before you serve. Stays good for 4 to 5 days. Just grind the ingredients . Pour in steel cups and steam. 

1. COCONUT HALWA – INSTANT POT . Do you like your Dessert ready in less time and with few ingredients . Perfect Dessert recipe to pack for Kids Lunch Box or for unexpected guests or to offer god during festivals. Rich and Creamy without adding any rich ingredients. Transfer all ingredients to the pot and will be ready in very less time. 

2. PURAN POLI  ( short cut method) : With 2 different fillings and Less Cooking time . No water left.

Once you unplug it you don’t need to cook any further on stove top or in Instant pot. 2 ways you can try the filling. With Jaggery and without Jaggery .You can freeze left over filling  . Instead of rolling like a Paratha I like to dip in batter and fry in Paniyaram Pan. They are crispy with Outer covering and tasty filling . Less work and one Pan to clean ,

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3. INSTANT POT APPLE BREAD PUDDING with BAKED VEGETABLE POCKETS :  If you like Bread Pudding then you will like this Dessert with Apples and Bread . Easy to prepare Dessert with apples and Bread.  Add apples after you cool sometime. It amy curdle the milk .Add toasted bread before you serve .

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4. MIXED MILK PUDDING WITH APPLE . No stirring and no monitoring. You can feed the crowd with this Dessert. Cool the dessert and add Apple so it won’t curdle the milk. Just gather the ingredients.


5. INSTANT DESSERT WITH PANEER . 5 Ingredients and Less cooking time. Stays good in the refrigerator for more than 5 days. You can prepare day before and refrigerate  if you want to pack for Kids Lunch Box .



6. PINEAPPLE KESARI ( SHORT CUT METHOD) – INSTANT POT  . Very very easy to prepare Dessert .  Pack for Lunch Box as a Dessert or for unexpected guests or for Weekend Lunch or to offer God. No sauting . Just transfer everything to the pot and done in less time. Serve it in a Bowl as a Kesari or stuff in Paratha or Dip in Dosa Batter and fry in Paniyaram pan . 


7. BOONDI ( STORE BOUGHT ) CASHEW LADOO with JAGGERY and PEANUT SESAME CASHEW LADOO with JAGGERY . Easy to prepare Dessert and they stay good for more then 2 Weeks. I even tried with Mixed nuts and jaggery. Jaggery good source of Iron. Healthy dessert for everyone in the family .

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8. RICE PUDDING WITH COOKED RICE. You are going to like the rich taste of the pudding. Right consistency and no burnt bottom .

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9. INSTANT POT DESSERT WITH DALIYA( CRACKED WHEAT ) . This is one easy Dessert any one can prepare without fail . Stays good for more than a week. 5 main ingredients and Less Cooking time .

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