How To Make Poppy Seeds Paste At Home

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Julbi Pandoh
Julbi is a Punjab native who enjoys nothing better than making something special from a bunch of ingredients for her husband and daughter. This is what she loves to do and no one can deny the fact how much a Punjabi loves food. And we can see that in Julbi’s enthusiasm for food.

Today, I will be sharing with you the recipe for healthy poppy seeds paste. It is an easy-peasy recipe that you can make at home following simple steps.

I was introduced to this recipe by a friend of mine. She used to make potatoes with this paste. And trust me, it tasted delicious. I was so fond of them that I wanted to know what goes into making those potatoes. She told me that the key ingredient is the poppy seed paste. No wonder I asked her the recipe straight away to make the paste, tried it myself and here I am sharing its recipe with you all.

The first step in making Poppy Seeds Paste is to soak the seeds for 3 hours in water. Then, transfer it to the blending jar and add green chilies and salt to it. Grind them all finally and voila, the paste is ready to use.

This is just a summary of the recipe, more details are mentioned below. I love how simple and easy this recipe is. You can add this paste to your dishes. You can cook vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes in it. You can make it for a surprise visitor at your place. Now, let’s see the ingredients that are required to make this recipe.

Ingredients For Poppy Seeds Paste

  • 1/3 cup White Poppy Seeds (soaked for at least 2 hours in warm water)
  • 2 or 3 Green Chilies
  • ½ teaspoon Salt

The ingredients you need to make this recipe are readily accessible at any supermarket. But take a look in your pantry first. You may get them all in your ingredients. Check out the time you need to prepare this paste.

How Much Time Will It Take To Prepare Poppy Seeds Paste?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeAdditional TimeTotal Time
5 Minutes3 Hours3 Hours 5 Minutes

By the cooking time, you can see how easy this recipe is. Now, let see the instructions to be followed by you. 

Steps To Make Poppy Seeds Paste

  1. Soak the white poppy seeds for 3 hours in warm water.
  2. Add them in the blending jar with ¼ cup warm water, chillis and salt. Blend them into a smooth paste. 
  3. Store it in the jar and use it when needed.

Note– The paste may turn black due to oxidation but it will not hinder its consumption. So do not worry and use it.

You can use this paste as an ingredient in some dishes or use it as a chutney that can be consumed with your meal.

Nutritional Breakdown Of Poppy Seeds Paste

Take a note of the nutritional value of the poppy seeds paste. 


How To Make Poppy Seeds Paste At Home | Video

If you do not like poppy seeds, I will still ask you to try this recipe. Once you try it, you will start liking it for sure. For more clarity, I have uploaded the video. Watch the video once.

Video by Indian Vlogger Tannu

If you have any other queries, feel free to ask me your questions regarding the recipe. I will be happy to help you. Also, if you have any suggestions for a recipe you like to hear about. Let me know in the comment section below. I will love to hear your suggestions. Have a good day!

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