Khuskhus Jo Seero Recipe - A rich and delicious halwa - poppy seeds cooked dry coconut and dates.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto),

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Desserts

Khuskhus Jo Seero

Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

Khuskhus Jo Seero Recipe - How to make Khuskhus Jo Seero

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Prep Time : 7-8 hour

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium

Ingredients

  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) 100 grams

  • Ghee 100 grams

  • Green cardamom powder 3/4 teaspoon

  • Mawa (khoya) grated250 grams

  • Dry coconut (khopra) grated1/2

  • Dried dates (chuhare) crushed10-12

  • Almonds sliced20-25

  • Pistachios sliced15-20

  • Cashewnuts chopped15-20

  • Milk 2 1/2 cups

  • Sugar 250 grams

Method

Step 1

Soak poppy seeds in two cups of water overnight. Drain and grind to a coarse paste.

Step 2

Heat ghee in a kadai and sauté poppy paste on medium heat till lightly browned. Add green cardamom powder and mix.

Step 3

Add khoya and sauté for five minutes. Add grated coconut, dried dates, almonds, pistachios, cashewnuts and continue to sauté for two to three minutes. Add milk and cook till the mixture thickens a little. Add sugar and cook till all the sugar dissolves and the mixture gets a halwa consistency.

Step 4

Serve hot.

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