Halwai August 13, 2019


• 3 cups – Rice
• 3.5 cups – Sugar powdered
• 1/2 to 3/4 cup – Milk
• 1 tbsp – Khus Khus (poppy seeds)
• 3 cups (approx.)- Ghee


  1. Wash and soak rice for 3 days, changing water each day. Wash and drain water, dry on a thick soft cloth, till dry.
  2. Grind into powder and mix with sugar.
  3. Press dough tightly, keep aside covered, for 2-3 hours.
  4. Sprinkle very little milk, knead into smooth, stiff, dough.
  5. Add milk very carefully, as sugar may make the dough soggy and soft.
  6. Divide dough into 50 parts. Keep covered with a moist clean cloth.
  7. Use a clean plastic sheet.
  8. Sprinkle a few grain of seeds, mould one part into a thin round.
  9. Press onto poppy seeds.
  10. Put 4 tbsp. ghee for heating in a thick-bottomed frying pan.
  11. When hot, place the round, seeds side up, in ghee.
  12. Shallow fry till golden on low-medium heat.
  13. Drain keep aside to cool. Add more ghee to pan as required.
  14. Heat, and repeat for all dough.
  15. If done rightly, they should have a fine mesh-like look on them and be crisp.
  16. Otherwise they have been underdone in centre.
  17. Store in airtight container after completely cooled and crisp.

Recipe courtesy of Saroj Kering