Gasagase Payasa (Poppy seed kheer) step-by-step recipe with photos.
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 (poppy seed kheer) step-by-step recipe with photos
1. Grind poppy seeds, cashew, and coconut into a smooth paste
2. Combine with jaggery and water
3. Simmer for few minutes