How to make Khuskhus Kheer -

A poppy seed dessert!!!!

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Poppy Seeds, Milk (दूध)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Desserts

Khuskhus Kheer

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 3.30-4 hour

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Khuskhus Kheer Recipe

  • Poppy Seeds soaked 3-4 hours 1/2 cup

  • Milk 2 cups

  • Sugar 1/3 cup

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Almonds slivered 3-4

  • Pistachios slivered 3-4


Step 1

Drain the water from the soaked poppy seeds and grind to a smooth paste.

Step 2

Heat a kadai. Add milk along with the ground paste and cook stirring continuously. When the mixture comes to a boil, add sugar and green cardamom powder allow it to cook until completely done.

Step 3

Garnish with almonds and pistachios and serve hot.

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