Making Poppy Seed Drink (Gasagase Payasa)

Updated on April 16, 2018
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Cooking is one of my passions. Though I am working, I make nutritious and tasty food at home. I use minimal oil and no artificial colors.

Poppy Seed Beverage or Gasagase Payasa

Poppy Seeds are Excellent Source of Minerals!

Poppy seeds not only add a nice crunch to baked goods and desserts, they also provide nutrients, even with just a small quantity sprinkled on the food item. Having just a teaspoon of this seed provides calcium, iron, and zinc.

I make this poppy seed drink in the evening. This is a very tasty and healthy drink. Drinking a glass of this beverage induces sleep and will help you sleep well. This is one poppy seeds' miraculous effects.

Now, let me show you how to make this poppy seed payasam.

5 stars for Poppy Seed Drink or Gasagase Payasam

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: Four glasses of poppy seed beverage

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup poppy seed, or about 4 tbsp
  • 6-7 cashew nuts, optional, to make it thick and rich
  • 1 tbsp raw white rice
  • 3/4 cup jaggery powder, or sugar for sweetness, I used jaggery
  • 4 cardamom
  • 2 tbsp grated coconut, for nice flavor
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • a pinch salt, to balance the taste

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Poppy Seed Drink or Gasagase Payasa

  1. Heat ghee in a pan. Keep low heat. Add cashew nuts. Saute them for a few seconds.
  2. Add raw rice. Saute till rice gets puffed up a little.
  3. Throw in poppy seeds and whole cardamom. Continue sauteing till poppy seeds are roasted or till you get a nice aroma. Turn off the stove.
  4. Add grated coconut. Mix well. Set aside for cooling.
  5. In the mean time, Mix jaggery in half a cup of water. Heat it. Jaggery melts. Turn off the fire. Strain the mix, collect it in a bowl. Discard the impurities.
  6. By this time, poppy seed mix would have cooled down. Put the mix into a grinder or mixer. Add some water. Grind to get a very smooth paste.
  7. Transfer it to a sauce pan. Add jaggery that you have collected in the bowl.
  8. Pour in about 3 1/2 small glasses of water. Add a pinch of salt. Heat the sauce pan. Bring the mix to a nice boil for 1-2 minutes while stirring occasionally. Turn off the stove.
  9. Now, your favorite poppy seed beverage is ready to drink. Consume it hot or warm, as you desire. Enjoy the yummy taste.

A full night's sleep is guaranteed!

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Step one: Heat ghee in a pan. Add cashew nuts. Saute for a few seconds. Add raw rice. Continue sauteing till the rice puffs up a little.Step two: Throw in poppy seeds. Saute on a low fire.Step three: Add cardamom. Continue sauteing till you get a nice aroma of roasted poppy seeds. Turn off the stove. This is how the mix looks after sauteing.Step four: Add grated coconut. Mix well. Set aside for cooling.Step five: Add some water to the jaggery powder. Heat till it melts. Strain the mix. Collect the syrup in a bowl. Discard the impurities.Step six: Grind poppy seed mix, adding water little by little to get a very smooth paste. Step seven: Pour the mix into a saucepan. Add jaggery syrup. Add a pinch of salt. Pour about 3 1/2 small glasses of water into it.Step eight: Bring the mix to a nice boil while stirring occasionally. Turn off the stove. Your favorite poppy seed payasam is ready!Pour it into four glasses. Enjoy drinking this aromatic and tasty beverage.
Step one: Heat ghee in a pan. Add cashew nuts. Saute for a few seconds. Add raw rice. Continue sauteing till the rice puffs up a little.
Step one: Heat ghee in a pan. Add cashew nuts. Saute for a few seconds. Add raw rice. Continue sauteing till the rice puffs up a little.
Step two: Throw in poppy seeds. Saute on a low fire.
Step two: Throw in poppy seeds. Saute on a low fire.
Step three: Add cardamom. Continue sauteing till you get a nice aroma of roasted poppy seeds. Turn off the stove.
Step three: Add cardamom. Continue sauteing till you get a nice aroma of roasted poppy seeds. Turn off the stove.
This is how the mix looks after sauteing.
This is how the mix looks after sauteing.
Step four: Add grated coconut. Mix well. Set aside for cooling.
Step four: Add grated coconut. Mix well. Set aside for cooling.
Step five: Add some water to the jaggery powder. Heat till it melts. Strain the mix. Collect the syrup in a bowl. Discard the impurities.
Step five: Add some water to the jaggery powder. Heat till it melts. Strain the mix. Collect the syrup in a bowl. Discard the impurities.
Step six: Grind poppy seed mix, adding water little by little to get a very smooth paste.
Step six: Grind poppy seed mix, adding water little by little to get a very smooth paste.
Step seven: Pour the mix into a saucepan. Add jaggery syrup. Add a pinch of salt. Pour about 3 1/2 small glasses of water into it.
Step seven: Pour the mix into a saucepan. Add jaggery syrup. Add a pinch of salt. Pour about 3 1/2 small glasses of water into it.
Step eight: Bring the mix to a nice boil while stirring occasionally. Turn off the stove. Your favorite poppy seed payasam is ready!
Step eight: Bring the mix to a nice boil while stirring occasionally. Turn off the stove. Your favorite poppy seed payasam is ready!
Pour it into four glasses. Enjoy drinking this aromatic and tasty beverage.
Pour it into four glasses. Enjoy drinking this aromatic and tasty beverage.

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