How to make Khuskhus Halwa -

Rich and delicious poppy seed halwa.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Secret Recipe.

Main Ingredients : Poppy Seeds, Ghee (घी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Desserts

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Khuskhus Halwa

Khuskhus Halwa Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Khuskhus Halwa Recipe

  • Poppy Seeds soaked overnight 1 cup

  • Ghee

  • Ghee 4 tablespoons

  • Milk 2 cups

  • Cashewnuts 1/4 cup

  • Almonds 1/4 cup

  • Pistachios 1/4 cup

  • Diet sugar 3 tablespoons

  • Almonds fried a few

  • Cashewnuts fried a few


Step 1

Drain the poppy seeds and grind with very little water to a thick paste. Heat ghee in a non stick pan, add poppy seed paste and saute for about 12-15 minutes or till it turns a light brown.

Step 2

Reduce heat and add milk and cook, stirring continuously, till it begins to thicken. Add chopped nuts and mix well. Add diet sugar and mix well.

Step 3

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with fried almonds and cashewnuts and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.