Poppy seeds/gasagase payasa

Poppy seeds payasa is a Karnataka sweet/Kheer made with poppy seed, coconut and jaggery.Poppy seeds are used similar to sesame seeds in cakes,buns, etc

Drink warm or cold.

Many claims that you will fall asleep after drinking this payasa.. why don’t you try this drink to get some good sleep?


1/2 cup – coconut (fresh/frozen),
1 cup – jaggery/brown sugar,
1 tablespoon – Rice,
1/4 cup – poppy seeds,
2 1/2 cups – water,
1 teaspoon – cardamom powder,
1/4 cup – dry fruits(raisins,cashews,almonds)


In a non- stick pan ,dry roast rice and poopy seeds for few minutes until rice turns puffed up and poppy seeds slightly turns brown and gives out nice aroma.

Grind it to smooth paste along with coconut and 1/2 cup water.
At medium heat ,take a medium sized pan and melt ghee and fry nuts and raisins .
Add jaggery and 2 cups of water.

After jaggery dissolves, add poppy seed ,coconut paste and bring it to boil stirring occasionally.
Add cardamom powder and switch of the stove.


– filter jaggery water to remove impurities from jaggery (if any).

– Can add 1/2 cup of milk.

Thank you,
Quick Treats


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