Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Gasagase Payasa (Poppy seeds Milkshake)

Gasagase Payasa/Kheer is one of the traditional drink in Indian cooking especially South India.It made in different method one of the method which my mother makes is here.My MIL dry raost's the poppy seeds and then grind them.So it can be made in 2 ways.Poppy seeds is the main ingredient used to make this Payasa/kheer. Poppy seeds are used mainly as Opium so drink this at night or when you are relaxing at home as you may doze away.

Its a simple and easy to make drink.So make them on weekend and relax.


2tsp Poppy seeds
1tsp Rice
15-20 Almonds
1tbsp Fresh coconut
1tbsp Jaggery
1 cup Milk
1pinch Cardamom powder
2-3 strings Saffron(optional)
Almond slices for garnishing


Soak Poppy seeds, almonds,rice for about an hour add coconut and grind it to a fine paste.Now in a pan take 1 cup milk,jaggery and the paste and get to a boil in a low flame. Once the Payasa/kheer thickens switch off the flame and garnish with almonds and serve warm or chill it in the refrigerator and serve a cool drink.

Note: Boil the payasa in low flame as the bottom burns fast.


  1. healthy and tasty .... nice decoration ....

  2. Hmm that looks so inviting :)

  3. I love the almonds and coconut in sounds so creamy and delicious!

  4. Deliciou payasam, interesting recipe! First time here. You have a nice pace here. Checkout mine when you have a chance

  5. My MIL roasts the poppy seeds too, but I like the idea of adding almonds to this. Makes it healthier and also rich. Good one Soumya!

  6. I love this drink, my mom used to make this for me post pregnancy, but without the coconut.
    Thanks for dropping by. Stay in touch.

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