Postadana ka Halwa Recipe - Learn How To Make Postadana ka Halwa

October 15th, 2016

With winters round the corner Postadana Halwa is one of the most relished dishes during fasts and other special occasions. This halwa is a superfood to satisfy hunger pangs and suitable for expectant and feeding mothers. Savor this healthy delicious halwa with the recipe and step by step photos given below:

Preparation Time: 5-10 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Recipe Yeild: 4 servings


  • Poppy seeds (postadana or khaskhas) - 200 grams
  • Desi ghee - 2-3 table spoon
  • Boiled and thickened milk - 1 cup
  • Dry fruits: 3 table spoon chopped to small pieces
    • Almonds (badaam)
    • Cashews (kaju)
    • Pistachios (pista)
  • Sugar to taste


  1. Soak the poppy seeds (postadana) for 2 hours in water. Then grind them in amixer grinder to a form a granular paste.
  2. Now heat desi ghee in a kadhai with thick base. Add the paste of the poppy seeds (postadana) prepared, to the kadhai and stir.
  3. Lower the flame to stir fry the paste slowly for about 20 minutes, till it turns red uniformly.
  4. Now add sugar to it and mix well. Stir for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Now add the milk to the kadhai, and increase the flame. Keep stirring till all the milk gets absorbed.
  6. The postadana halwa is now ready to be served. Transfer the halwa to beautiful serving dish. Garnish it with the chopped dry fruits (badaam, kaju, pista) and serve hot.

Renu Srivastava

Cooking with heart and soul for her family for over 30 years, now she is here to share her recipes with the world. All her life as a homemaker to help her husband and kids achieve success in their respective fields, now she has started this blog to do something for herself and pursue further her passion for cooking.

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