- 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
- Poppy Seeds – ½ cup
- Sugar – ¼ cup
- Ghee – ¼ cup
- Cardamom – 2 (crushed)
- Wash and soak the poppy seeds for 2 hours.
- Grind it coarsely wiith additional water if needed.
- Transfer the poppy seed paste to a heavy bottomed kadai. Add some water, cover and cook for 5-10 minutes over medium flame.
- Once the poppy seed is cooked, add the sugar and some ghee.
- Keep stirring continuously and cook for the next few minutes. Add the entire ghee little by little.
- After few minutes of cooking, the kasa kasa turns light brown in colour and ghee starts oozing out.
- 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.
- 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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