Khirapat is a Prasad – an offering – made especially during the Ganeshotsav festival. It is made using easily available ingredients and tastes superb. I remember waiting eagerly for the ‘Aarti’ to finish during childhood just because we used to get to eat Khirapat.


A sweet Prasad - offering - for Ganpati Bappa.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Coconut, dry coconut, Ganeshotsav, Ganeshotsav offering, Ganeshotsav prasad, ganpati, Ganpati offering, Ganpati Prasad, grated dry coconut, khus khus, poppy seeds
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Author Anuya


  • 1 Cup Grated dry coconut
  • 4 Tsp Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tsp Poppy Seeds
  • 1 Tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Cashew nuts & Raisins


  • Lightly dry roast the grated Coconut and Poppy seeds and set aside to cool.
    Khirapat Ingredients
  • When the roasted grated coconut and poppy seeds cool down, mix all the ingredients together in a big bowl.
    Khirapat Ingredients
  • Khirapat is ready.


Khirapat can be made three to four days in advance and stored up to fifteen days in an air-tight container. It does not spoil as we have used all dry ingredients.