Poppy seed KhusKhus (Poppy Seeds) are a well-known ingredient that finds a place in numerous Indian cuisines. They can be consumed in the form of paste and mixed with warm milk to enjoy a blessed slumber and used in many Indian sweets. Whole poppy seeds are widely used as a spice and decoration in and on top of many baked goods and pastries. The iron and phosphorus in the seeds maintain bone health. The two minerals are essential for maintaining the bones and muscles.