Khus khus or as you may call Poppy Seeds are small white pearl like seeds derived from the opium plant. They may vary in colour either white/cream or blackish! Khus khus or poppy seeds are a great source of nutrients being high in calcium, magnesium,potassium and iron. It is a great source of dietry fibre as well! Apart from being a power house of nutrients they have various medicinal benefits as well, amd are used in a lot of home remedies.
In our hometown, we generally dry roast and then grind Khus Khus and after adding different flavourings stuff inside Siddu, a traditional Himachali dish. These are steamed whole wheat flour buns.
While cleaning my kitchen closets the other day, I realised that I had Khus Khus lying in huge quantities. So from the fear of it going bad( due to the hot temperatures) I thought of using it in some dish. That is when I searched the world wide web… And stumbled upon a recipe by Tarla Dalal. It was a relatively easy recipe, and so I went forth with it. I have altered it just a tiny bit and the resultant paranthas were divine. They were devoured by husband as well as my sister, both of these people are quite finicky when it comes to their likings in food.
So here is this delicious recipe, fairly easy to make, and you can make the stuffing/filling and keep it in the fridge for upto a week. You can either use it to make stuffed poorie, or even stuffed rotis. They will taste just as good. Give it a try and when you do, come back and share how did they turn out! I would love to hear from you guys!
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Khus Khus Ke Paranthe
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