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poppy seeds kheer | khus khus payasam

Gasagase Payasa or Khus khus / poppy seeds Payasa is very popular in Karnataka.

Drinking this payasa before going to bed assures a very good night’s sleep.

For festival days we prepare the payasa/kheer. You can choose any one of these – Akki / rice kheer, chana dal payasa, moong payasa, shavige payasa, navanakki/millet payasa, and many more for the festivals days or any special occasions.

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  1. Heat the ghee in a pan.
  2. Fry the rice and Poppy Seeds until it gives off a good aroma. Keep it aside.
  3. To clean the jaggery, add a little water and heat it. Once it hass melted, strain it with clean cloth or strainer.
  4. Now, grind the coconut, fried gasagase (poppy seeds), rice and cardamom into a fine paste by adding little water. (Add warm water if you are using frozen coconut)
  5. Transfer the mix to a pan, cleaned jaggery syrup and remaining water and boil it on medium heat.
  6. Once it starts boiling, let it boil for only one more minute, and then turn off the heat.
  7. Drink this hot Gasagase Payasa / khus khus kheer before going to bed to get a good night sleep.