Gasagase payasa - Poppy Seeds Payasam - Poppy seeds kheer - Sweet Recipe - Dessert Recipe - Festivals, Pooja recipes

Poppy seeds! there is lot of article about it is good or bad. It is also belief poppy seeds helps to get good sleep. I see lot recipes for muffin, cakes esp in US sites. However for Singapore poppy seeds are banned. it is considered as drug. So I tried this when I was in Trichy last time. I tried with Jaggery you can replace it with white sugar or brown or raw sugar. I wanted to try this poppy seeds payasam for quite sometime. Finally I made it.

Ingredients:

Gasagase / Poppy seeds - 1 tablespoon
Raw rice - 1 teaspoon
Coconut - 1/4 cup
Jaggery - 1/2 cup
Ghee - 1 teaspoon
Chopped Nuts and raisin - 1 tablespoon (I have used Almond)
Cardamom - 1/4 teaspoon

Method:
Heat Ghee and fry Almond and Raisin till brown color
Dry roast rice and poppy seeds.Grind to smooth powder. 
Add Coconut and grind to smooth paste

Heat jaggery with water. Melt it. Drain it to remove impurity
Heat the Jaggery again and add grinded paste. Mix well. Boil till desired consistency
Add fried nuts and mix well. 
Add Cardamom powder and mix well
Switch off and serve