Gasagase Payasa (Poppy seed kheer) step-by-step recipe with photos.
About this recipe
Gasagase payasa or poppy seeds kheer in a traditional sweet dish from Karnataka. This simple dish is made with just 3 main ingredients – poppy seeds, coconut, and jaggery. This dish is usually served as a drink rather than a thick kheer, but it tastes great either way.
Gasagase or poppy seeds are well known for their benefits. They are a rich source of thiamin, folate, and minerals. They also help fighting insomnia and improve digestion.
To make this dish, I first soak the poppy seeds and cashew in some water. I then grind into a smooth paste along with coconut. I mix jaggery and simmer for a few minutes. That's it! A very simple, yet very tasty dish.
Vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and absolutely simple, this dish is a winner. It is said that gasagase payasa has a great soothing effect and is very good for relaxing the mind and body. Be rest assured, you will have a nice sleep after drinking this 🙂
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Gasagase payasa step by step instructions
1. Grind poppy seeds, cashew, and coconut into a smooth paste
2. Combine with jaggery and water
3. Simmer for few minutes
- 4 tbsp poppy seeds (gasagase)
- 1 cup coconut fresh, grated
- 10-12 cashew
- ¾ cup jaggery
- 2-3 cardamom
- Soak poppy seeds and cashew in some water for 1 hour
- In a mixer, grind it along with coconut, cardamom seeds and some water into a very fine paste
- Transfer into a sauce pan and add jaggery
- Bring it to a boil. Simmer for few minutes until the jaggery melts, stiring constantly. Add water to adjust consistency
- Turn off the heat
- Serve either warm or cold
- You may adjust the jaggery depending on your preference
- You may use milk instead of water to adjust the consistency of the payasa
- Gasagase payasa is traditionally served as a drink. But you may add less water and serve it like thick kheer