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August 2010
Khuskhus Kheer
Dr Sreedevi Yadavalli
 

Method

  • Soak the rice in some water for 2-3 hours.
  • On a low flame, dry roast the poppy seeds.
  • Grind the rice, poppy seeds and coconut together to make a fine paste.
  • Heat the jaggery in a pan with a little water
  • After it melts, add the ground mixture to it.
  • After it begins to boil, add the milk and continue cooking on a low flame till the desired consistency is reached.
Note: While it is true that the unripe seed of the opium poppy plant contains alkaloids such as morphine and codeine, which can be addictive, the ripe seeds used for culinary purposes contain minute amounts if any at all. The trace amounts found in poppy seed are not significant enough to cause any type of addiction. It is important however to keep in mind that even trace

Serves 2


Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp rice
  • 3 tbsp khuskhus or poppy seeds
  • ½ cup grated coconut (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/3rd cup powdered jaggery
  • 1 tsp powdered cardamom
  • 2 ½ cups milk


    
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