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Gasagase payasa

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.
5 from 2 votes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian, Karnataka
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins


  • 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
Nutrition Facts
Gasagase payasa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 85mg2%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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