Khus khus (Poppy seeds) kheer | Gasagasa Payasam

Posted on February 4th, 2010

Ever thought of preparing kheer without using stove? Here is such recipe using khus khus (Gasagasa). This is my mom’s special dessert. Simple yet delicious :)

Khus Khus Kheer | Gasagasa Payasam

Khus Khus Kheer | Gasagasa Payasam

Khus Khus: 4 tbsp
Badam (Almonds): few (fistful)
Kaju (Cashew): few (fistful)
Copra (Dessicated coconut): 1 cup
Elachi (Cardamom) powder: 1/2 tsp
Kalkandu (rock candy or rock sugar): 5-6 (Big ones)
Boiled milk: 1/2 litre

Preparation Method:

  • Soak khus khus, badam and kaju overnight in water.
  • Add copra and grind them to a fine paste.
  • Coarsely powder kalkandu.
  • Add powdered kalkandu and elachi to the khus khus paste.
  • Allow boiled milk to cool and add it to the khus khus paste.
  • Khus khus kheer is ready! Serve chill.

Health benefits of poppy seeds:

Poppy seeds protects heart against cardiovascular diseases. Poppy seed oil prevents breast cancer. Poppy seeds with sugar can be taken to cure insomnia.

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6 Responses to “Khus khus (Poppy seeds) kheer | Gasagasa Payasam”

  1. chan Says:



  2. Priya Says:

    look so yummy !! I will surely try it.


  3. sujatha sathya Says:

    have copied this recipe to try out later. looks good


  4. Satish Says:

    Simple recipe! However, when I tried your recipe, it gives the raw smell of khus khus. What I do is to roast poppy seeds instead of soaking it; then grind it with fresh coconut, and roasted cashews. I boil this ground paste in milk for 4 minutes. When the milk is warm, I add the jaggery syrup (jaggery heated with a little water and then filtered). Add Elaichi for flavor.


    • Anu Says:

      Thanks for the comments! This kheer is “no-cook” recipe. Its more like a refreshing drink which involves NO cooking. Since we do not cook/roast the ingredients we retain the nutrients :)

      Yes I also make the khus khus kheer as you have mentioned and it tastes great too!


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