Saturday, January 8, 2011

GASAGASE PAYASA(POPPY SEEDS KHEER)



Poppy seeds kheer /Gasagase payasa is a karnataka special prepared during the festivals.
Ingredients:
  • 3-4 tsp Poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp White Rice, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup shredded copra(dry coconut)
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup Milk or even milk powder can be used
  • 1/2 tsp Elaichi, powdered
  • 4-5 strands of Saffron 
  • 8-10 Cashews
  • 8-10 Almonds
  • 50 gms Jaggery

How to Make:
  • Fry poppy seeds and rice until they turn crisp and lightly change their color.
  • Finely powder the roasted poppy seeds and rice in a mixer without adding any water.
  • Add  grated coconut, dry copra, some water and grind it to a  smooth paste.
  • Boil Jaggery separately in about 3 cups of water.Now transfer the ground contents and boil again for 6-10 minutes.Strain the residue if any.
  • Add powdered elaichi.
  • Add warm milk with saffron and mix well.
  • Season with dry grapes and ghee.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!
Preparation Time: About 45 mins

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