How to make Khus Khus Kheer -

A Sugar Free Natura preparation.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Poppy seed paste (khuskhus) (खसखस की पेस्ट ), Milk (दूध)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Desserts

Khus Khus Kheer

Khus Khus Kheer 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 : 8-10 hour

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Khus Khus Kheer Recipe

  • Poppy seed paste (khuskhus) soaked overnight and drained ½ cup

  • Milk 2 tbsps +

  • Rice soaked 4 tablespoons

  • Saffron (kesar) A large pinch

  • Sugar Free Natura Sweet Drops 3

  • Green cardamom powder a pinch

  • Almonds Blanched and sliced for garnishing

  • Pistachios Blanched and sliced for garnishing


Step 1

Grind poppy seeds with three tbsps rice and two tbsps milk into a smooth paste.

Step 2

Heat two cups milk in a deep non-stick pan, add remaining rice and saffron, mix and bring to a boil.

Step 3

Add ground paste, mix well and cook, stirring continuously, for four-five minutes.

Step 4

Add Sugar Free Natura Sweet Drops, mix well and cook till it thickens and rice and poppy seeds are fully cooked.

Step 5

Add cardamom powder and mix well and simmer for two-three minutes.

Step 6

Serve hot garnished with almond and pistachio slices.

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