Khus-Khus payasa

Poppy seeds kheer

Recipe by Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad of Santa Clara, US

Easy sweet dish which also helps in getting good sleep.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 1/2 cup Khus-khus (Poppy seeds)
    • 1 cup Fresh Coconut (grated)
    • 2 Green Cardamom 
    • 1/2 Jaggery
    • 2 tsp Ghee (clarified butter)
    • 10 Cashwenuts (broken in halves)


    1. Soak Poppy seeds in warm water for an hour.
    2. In a blender, add soaked Poppy seeds, Cardamom & Coconut. Grind to a paste by adding some of the soaked water.
    3. Heat Ghee in a pan & fry the Cashwenuts till golden brown. Remove & keep aside.
    4. In the same ghee, add the ground paste & 1/2 cup water. Boil for 2 mins stirring constantly. 
    5. Add Jaggery & mix well. Boil the mixture for about 15-20 mins stirring constantly as it might stick to the bottom. It should be of medium thick consistency.
    6. Add the fried cashew nuts, mix well & serve hot. This Kheer can also be eaten cold. Tastes good in both the ways.

    NOTE: Jaggery can also be replaced by sugar. Adjust sweetness accordingly.


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