Khus khus or poppy seeds is used in many vegetables and sweet dishes too. My mom used to cook halwa of it and pack it during my hostel days so that i can have something nutritious everyday..see this is mother's love..
I tried cooking it yesterday evening and nailed it.Its super yummy and healthy too.
1/2 cup of poppy seeds/ khus khus
1 cup of dry coconut (grated form)
3/4 cup to 1 cup sugar ( depending on taste)
2 tbsp clarified butter/ghee
1/4 cup water
1/2 litre / 500 ml milk
Method : Soak poppy seeds in 1/4 cup water for 4-5 hours and than grind them with same water in mixer grinder to form fine paste. Add more water if needed during grinding process.
Heat ghee in kadahi with heavy bottom and add this mixture , roast it on medium flame till all water evaporates by continuously stirring in between. When water evaporates add grated coconut in it and roast it for 2 mins. Add milk and let it come to boil and cook till u will not see any milk in the halwa or it will be in dry form.
Add sugar at this stage and roast it till halwa leaves ghee at sides in the same way like we cook all other types of halwa.
Switch off flame and serve hot..u can garnish with dry fruits too or serve as such.
It can be stored in fridge for one week and u can eat 2 tbsp of it daily with cup of hot milk during winter season..it will cure cold from ur body as it has hot affect on body.
Do let me know your comments about it in comments section.
Happy cooking ...