Khuskhus has been used, whole or ground, as a spice, condiment, a garnish, a thickener, and sometimes even as the main ingredient. They are used both in savory dishes and desserts. Poppy seeds used to thicken the gravy have to be soaked first before grinding them.
Tapioca pearls are round-shaped granules which are popularly known as Sago or Sabudana in India.. Many individuals use this to make a variety of savoury snacks and wholesome meals. There are others who add it to milk alongside other ingredients including sugar to make a sweet dessert.
Charoli is used to add flavor and to thicken sauces, like in some meat stews or kurmas. Charoli has a nutty flavor and the inside part of the nut almost taste like pine nuts and the outside part like a pistachio.