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Poppy Seeds Payasam
By : Ramya
Category : Kheer, Milk, Coconut, Jaggery, Nuts and seeds, Navratri
Servings : 3-4
Time Taken : 30-45 mins
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  1. Dry roast poppy seeds and rice until they turn crisp and lightly change color.
  2. Finely powder the roasted poppy seeds and rice in a blender without adding any water.
  3. Add grated coconut, desiccated coconut, some water and grind to a smooth paste.
  4. Add half a cup of water and strain the paste through a finely perforated strainer;
  5. Retain the liquid - this will make the payasam later.
  6. Transfer the coarse residue into a blender;
  7. Add some more water and grind again to a smooth paste.
  8. Repeat steps 4 and 5 about 3-4 times.
  9. Add jaggery to the strained liquid and boil on low-medium heat until all the jaggery dissolves; Remove from stove.
  10. Dissolve saffron strands in 1/4 cup of warn milk and set aside for 5-10 mins.
  11. Add powdered elaichi,warm milk with saffron and mix well; Serve hot and relish.


1 cup - grated coconut, fresh/frozen
1/4 cup - desiccated coconut/copra/kobbari
1/4 cup - milk
4 tsp - poppy seeds
1 tsp - white rice, uncooked
3 to 4 tbsp - jaggery
1/2 tsp - elaichi, powdered
4 to 5 strands - saffron (optional)
8 to 10 - cashews/almonds (optional)
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