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Nishasta is a very healthy and nutritious dish which is advised specially for children, women who have delivered a child and old people in winters, however it can be consumed by all the members of the family.
Nishasta is a dished served with hot milk but it also be eaten like a halwa but should not be consumed more than 2 tablespoons at once.
The main ingredients involve almonds, poppy seeds and whole white pepper. For this dish we can also use grated jiggery instead of white sugar. And for further sweetness we can also add raisins (kishmish) I believe that this dish should be prepared as per traditional method for best nutrients.
Prep Time 50 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Cuisine Indian
Recipe Category Vegetarian
Servings 10
Recipe Taste Sweet


  • 4 tbsp Poppy seeds
  • 4 tbsp Melon seeds
  • 15 Almonds
  • 10 Whole white pepper
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Green cardamom - hari elaichi powder
  • 1 cup Desi ghee - clarified butter

For serving

  • 1 glass Milk - hot


  • Soak the almonds, poppy seeds, melon seeds and white pepper in separate bowls for 40 minutes. Now drain the water and peel the almonds.
  • Blend into a fine paste. Heat the ghee in a pan add the paste and lower the heat then fry until the mixture turn light brown in color. Add sugar and cardamom powder mix it well and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Switch off the gas, cool and transfer the nishasta into a jar and put in the fridge. Add 2 tsp nishasta in 1 glass hot milk mix and serve.

Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 301 kcal | Carbohydrates: 23 g | Protein: 3 g | Fat: 23 g | Saturated Fat: 12 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6 g | Cholesterol: 49 mg | Sodium: 11 mg | Potassium: 75 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 21 g | Vitamin A: 38 IU | Vitamin C: 0.1 mg | Calcium: 86 mg | Iron: 0.5 mg
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