A Sedating Confection……:) What more can I describe about this recipe….. 😉




Rice – 2 tbsp (preferably basmati / sona masoori)gasgase-payasa
Poppy Seeds – 3 tbsp
Fresh Grated Coconut – ½ cup
Jaggery – Powdered – 1/3 cup

Almond – 10-12 (soak in warm milk for 30 minutes)
Cardamom – crushed – A Pinch
Milk about 2.5 cups

Ghee – 2 tbsp

Dry Fruits – Cashewnut, Dry Grapes, Almond, Pitted Dates – 1/3 cup




Soak rice in some water for 2-3 hours.
On a low flame dry roast the poppy seeds.
Grind rice, poppy seeds, soaked almond and grated coconut along with little milk, to a fine paste.
In a pot add few tablespoons of water and heat the jaggery till it melts and starts bubbling. Add the ground mixture and cardamom powder to jaggery and continue cooking on medium flame till it boils.
Now add milk and continue till it boils. If you feel it’s too thick you can go ahead and add more milk till desired consistency is reached.

Meanwhile, Heat the ghee, add the dry fruits and fry for 1 minute. Garnish the payasa, with the fried dry fruits to enhance the taste.
Serve HOT.