Poppy seeds, Khus Khus - Buy Online
Poppy seeds, Khus Khus
Poppy seeds or Khas khas are a tiny kidney shaped seeds harvested from the dried seeds pods of Opium Poppy plants (scientifically known as Papaver somniferum). It is known by different name like Aafu guti in Assamese, Khas Khas in Hindi, Posta in Oriya, Posto in Bengali, Gasagasaalu in Tamil and Kas kas (കസ് കസ്) in Malayalam. The seeds are used as a whole or in a grounded form in many of the culinary preparations around the world. Frying on a gentle flame would release aromatic essential oils from the seeds and this enhances the crunchiness. It provides a unique nutty flavour to the recipes. Poppy seed are a well-established commercial crop in many of the countries like Germany, Czech Republic, France, India, Turkey and East European region.