Poppy Seed Payasam


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A payasam recipe with a nice twist. Poppy seeds payasam or kheer is condensed milk cooked with ground poppy seeds or khus khus, sugar and cardamoms. An unique creamy kheer recipe with an irrestible taste.

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Poppy Seed Payasam recipe - How to make Poppy Seed Payasam

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2 tbsp poppy seeds (khus-khus)
2 tbsp rice (chawal) (soaked in water for atleast 1 hour)
1/2 coconut , grated
1/2 ltr milk
1 cup sugar
10 cashewnuts (kaju)
20 raisins (kismis)
2 cardamoms (elaichi)
a pinch of salt to taste

  1. Roast dry the poppy seeds in a pan till they become light brown.
  2. Cool the seeds and then grind them in to a fine mixture with 1tbsp of sugar.
  3. Now grind the grated coconut,poppy seed mixture and soaked rice with water sufficient to give the paste so abtained a medium consistancy.
  4. Cook this paste on low heat by continously stirring and adding the remaining sugar to it for 6-8 mins minimum, that is until you get a boil.add the dry fruits as the paste cooks.
  5. After this add to it cold or hot half liter milk and elaichi powder and mix.
  6. Serve.

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This recipe was contributed by v_anushree on 09 May 2002

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