Khus Khus Payasam

Poppy seed kheer - another speicality of South India. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Khus Khus Payasam
Main Ingredients Poppy Seeds, Milk
Cuisine Indian
Course Desserts
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 6-10 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Sweet
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Khus Khus Payasam

  • 1 cup Poppy Seeds soaked
  • 1/4 cup Milk soaked
  • 1/2 cups Scraped coconut
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 4 tablespoons Ghee
  • 4-6 Cashewnuts broken
  • 1/4 teaspoon Green cardamom powder


  1. Grind poppy seeds, rice and coconut to a fine paste.
  2. Strain this paste through muslin cloth into a bowl.
  3. Heat milk in a non stick pan. Add sugar and mix well and simmer.
  4. Heat ghee in a small non stick pan, add cashewnuts and sauté lightly.
  5. When the milk starts boiling, add poppy seeds-rice-coconut milk.
  6. Add cardamom powder and stir well. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  7. When the payasam becomes thick, add fried cashewnuts along with ghee and mix well. Serve hot or cold.

Nutrition Info

Calories 2120
Carbohydrates 239.9
Protein 31.5
Fat 114.9
Other Fiber Iron- 16.9mg