White Poppy Seed Paste September 06 2013

One of the questions that I recently came across on my website as HOW TO MAKE WHITE POPPY SEED PASTE?

 

White Poppy Seed paste is used in exotic rich Indian food. Bengali cooking also uses white poppy seed paste, but for the most part, it is the influence of Mughals that brought the use of white poppy seeds to India. Here is a simple suggestion...

 

Take1/4 cup white poppy seeds and soak it in 1/2 cup water for 2 hours. In a blender or a food chopper (not a food processor), make a paste of poppy seeds with the water in which it was soaked. If needed, add 1/4 cup extra water. Poppy seed paste is now ready to be used.