Poppy Seeds Payasam (Gasagase Payasa)


Payasam is a very popular sweet dish in India. It is a type of pudding made with milk/coconut milk, sugar/jaggery, and rice. In this recipe, poppy seeds are also used along with rice for a more creamy texture.

Good for Vata and Pitta Dosha

Prep Time: 5 Min
Total Time: 25 Min
Serves: 4 Person


  • 3 tbsp gasagase or poppy seeds
  • 2 tsp rice
  • 1/2 cup jaggery
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1-2 cardamom


  1. Dry roast poppy seeds and rice over medium flame until the color is slightly changed.
  2. Keep it aside for some time to let cool and grind them together.
  3. Then add grated coconut and cardamom and grind them into a smooth paste. (Add water as required)
  4. Transfer the ground paste into the pan and add milk, jaggery, and remaining water.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it simmer until it thickens. Stir occasionally.
  6. Garnish with hot toasted cashew nuts and raisins with ghee.

Serving suggestions

You can serve it hot or cold

Check out the Ayurvedic benefits of ingredients used in this recipe

Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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