Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sweet Delight with Poppy Seeds

Navrathri saw me making  a variety of sundals and payasam (kheer). One of the dishes I made during these 9 days of Goddess worship was kasa kasa (Poppy Seeds) payasam . It was delightfully different and was given a Thumbs Up by family and friends! 
Sending this kheer to Celebrate Sweets-Kheer guest hosted by Umm of Taste of Pearl City, event by Nivedita..

  • Full Cream Milk (1 lt)
  • Sugar (3/4 cup, as per taste)
  • Poppy Seeds (2-3 tsp)
  • Grated Coconut (1 cup)
  • Cashews (10-15 pieces)
  • Saffron (few strands)
  • Ghee/clarified butter (2-3 tsp)
  • Nutmeg Powder (a pinch)
Dry Roast Poppy seeds and grind it to a fine paste along with grated coconut and cashewnuts. 

Soak the safrron strands in little hot milk and set aside.

Boil the Milk and let it simmer over low to medium flame until it thickens to three fouths of the original quantity.

Add Sugar and boil for a couple of minutes. Mix the ground paste to the boiling milk and stir well to avoid lumps. Add the saffron and mix well. Add a pinch of nutmeg powder and let it simmer for a few more minutes.

Kasa Kasa Payasam is Ready !


  1. Hi Priyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa,

    That looks cho sweet...Yummy...Can i have some!!i love anything sweet!!:)


  2. Lipsmacking kasa kasa payasam, even i did few days back, but my version is quite different from urs..

  3. Very delicious looking payasam, your kulchas are also very yummy.
    If you are interested you can send this payasam to the event going on in my blog , please check the details from the link I have given.

  4. @ Priya---- will try out your version of this kheer someday! looks yum !

  5. @ Ayeesha- Thanks a ton for the invite; sending my participation in and linked my recipe url to your announcement!!
    BTW, u have an amazing blog and loving every bit of it !!!