Hello! Hello! Hello friends! How are you? This is another post on poppy seed which is also known as khus khus in Hindi. It is very popular in India & Bangladesh as an ingredient for cooking. It is mainly used to get thick creamy texture in food. So white poppy seed is used and its paste is added to many traditional dishes. Here is a list of Indian poppy seed (khus khus) recipes without onion and garlic.
Indian recipes mean a lot of onion, garlic & spices. But can you think any of your favorite recipes without onion and garlic. I think those are very rare recipes. But what about khus khus recipes without onion and garlic? Did you try such dishes? Ohh, but what is poppy seed? Gosh!
It is a oilseed which is derived from dried poppy pod of its plant. Czech Republic was the biggest producer of poppy seeds in 2016. But Turkey, Spain, Hungary & France are also major global producers of this poppy seeds (khus khus). In case you are thinking that those dried seeds do not carry any nutritional values then you re absolutely wrong. It contains many nutritional values. It has good amount of fiber, thiamin, folate, many minerals (manganese, magnesium, calcium, iron and phosphorous. That is why many people prefer like to add white poppy seeds paste in gravy instead of cashew nuts to make it healthier.
5 delicious khus khus recipes without onion and garlic
Parval sabzi with mustard paste
Parval sabzi is very special one and one of my favorites. Though here khus khus is not a major ingredient but it play an important role to make this food delicious. It does not take too much time to prepare. I love to have this parval sabzi with mustard & poppy seed paste with plain rice.
Paneer rezala curry
This is popular food in West Bengal & Bangladesh. Though rezala is mainly a nonvegetarian dish. But this paneer rezala is also very famous in this region. It comes with a thich khus khus paste based gravy what will definitely surprise you.
Drumstick flowers curry
Drumstick flowers or moringa flowers are a cooked as a vegetable. Such drumstick flower curry is very popular in Bengal. It is prepared with white khus khus paste. This dish is very healthy and it has many nutritional values. This is a perfect example for khus khus recipe without onion and garlic.
Sarso shim is another popular vegetable dish what is prepared with mustard seeds & khus khus paste. This is one of the khus khus recipes without onion and garlic. People celebrate winter with this sarso sheem curry in West Bengal.
Jhinge means ridge gourd and posto means poppy seeds. The combination of these two ingredients can make an awesome dish named jhinge posto. Here poppy seed paste is used to make the thick gravy but onion and garlic are not used.
So do you know any other such recipes? Then please share it with us and let others know about that.