Khus Khus (Poppy Seeds) Halwa

Khus khus halwa is a popular Indian sweet dish made from poppy seeds. It is a rich and creamy dessert that is usually served during festivals and special occasions. Enjoy your khus khus halwa as a delicious dessert or sweet treat!

Khus Khus (Poppy Seeds) Halwa

Recipe by S Kamala
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Course: SweetsCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium


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Discover the delightful and creamy Indian dessert, Khus khus halwa, made with poppy seeds. Perfect for festivals and special occasions!


  • Khus Khus – 1 cup

  • Milk – 2 cups

  • Khoya or condensed milk – ¼ cup

  • Dry coconut powder – ½ cup

  • Sugar – 2 cups

  • Ghee – 1 cup

  • Cardamom Powder – 1 teaspoon

  • Cashew Nuts – 10 to 15


  • Soak the poppy seeds in water overnight.
  • The next day, drain the poppy seeds and rinse them well. Transfer them to a blender and grind them to a smooth paste, adding some milk as needed.
  • In a skillet, heat a teaspoon of ghee and fry the cashew nuts until golden. Set them aside for later.
  • In the same skillet, heat the remaining ghee over medium-low heat. Add the poppy seed paste and cook, stirring constantly, until it loses its raw smell and turns light brown.
  • Add the milk and keep stirring until the paste thickens and absorbs all the milk.
  • Add the khoya or condensed milk, sugar and coconut powder. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thick and leaves the sides of the skillet.
  • Stir in the cardamom powder and fried cashew nuts. Transfer the halwa to a greased bowl and enjoy.

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