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Kasa Kasa Halwa (Poppy Seeds Halwa)

 Published 2023-Jul-17   Updated 2023-Jul-17

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Khus Khus Halwa, கசகசா அல்வா)

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Kasa Kasa Halwa is a delicious sweet made with poppy seeds, also known as Kasa Kasa or Khus Khus. This can be made for Diwali or any other festivals. Its a great alternative for regular wheat halwa.

With its unique taste and texture, this Kasa Kasa Halwa is a true delight for your taste buds. Its rich, nutty flavors combined with the subtle sweetness make it a wonderful addition to any festive celebration or a simple indulgence at any time. Experience the exquisite taste of this poppy seed based halwa and delight in its decadent goodness.

Recipe For Kasa Kasa Halwa

Preparation Time: 15 minutes 
Cooking Time: 30 minutes 
Serves: 4-6


  • Poppy Seeds – ½ cup
  • Sugar – ¼ cup
  • Ghee – ¼ cup
  • Cardamom – 2 (crushed)


  1. Wash and soak the poppy seeds for 2 hours.   
  2. Grind it coarsely wiith additional water if needed.
  3. Transfer the poppy seed paste to a heavy bottomed kadai. Add some water, cover and cook for 5-10 minutes over medium flame.
  4. Once the poppy seed is cooked, add the sugar and some ghee.
  5. Keep stirring continuously and cook for the next few minutes. Add the entire ghee little by little.
  6. After few minutes of cooking, the kasa kasa turns light brown in colour and ghee starts oozing out.
  7. Finally add the crushed cardamom, stir together and switch off.


  • Once the ghee starts to ooze out add nutmeg powder, cook for 2mins then switch it off.
  • I did not add any nuts while cooking, just garnished with roasted cashew nuts.
  • Though the halwa was not gooey look wise it was moist and drenched in ghee, every spoon was sure a bliss.

Serving Suggestion

  • You can store this halwa in room temperature for about a week. Just heat it up before you serve to have it hot / warm, the ghee will also melt.

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