How to make Posto Kheer -

The famous Indian dessert made with poppy seeds.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) (खसखस/पोस्तो ), Ghee (घी)

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Desserts

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Posto Kheer

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The Bengalis are great food lovers and take pride in their cuisine.  In fact so obsessed are they about food, that the man of the house goes to the market daily to buy a fresh supply vegetables and fish which is a must in their daily menu.  The medium of cooking is mustard oil which adds its own pungency.  Another very important item of Bengali cuisine is the variety of sweets or mishti as they call them.  Most of them are milk based and are prepared from chhena.
A meal, for the Bengali, is a ritual in itself.  Bengalis spend not only the great deal of time thinking about the food but also on its preparation and eating. 

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Posto Kheer Recipe

  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) 10 tablespoons

  • Ghee 6 tablespoons

  • Milk 6 cups

  • Sugar 8 teaspoons

  • Green cardamom powder 2 teaspoons

  • Almonds chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Cashewnuts chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Raisins 1 tablespoon

  • Chironji 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Soak the poppy seeds in water overnight.

Step 2

Drain and grind into a fine paste.

Step 3

Heat ghee in a non stick pan, add the paste and sauté till brown.

Step 4

Add milk and bring the mixture to a boil and cook till the mixture thickens.

Step 5

Add sugar and cook for five minutes.

Step 6

Add green cardamom powder, almonds, cashewnuts, raisins and chironji and mix well.

Step 7

Serve hot or cold.

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