Gasagase Payasa is very traditional and authentic sweet dish of Karnataka. It is prepared by using poppy seeds. Poppy Seeds are the source of opium and you may find yourself dozing off after having Gasagase Payasa.
It is prepared in festivals, get-together, holiday etc., In earlier days this was said to be a special item after having head massage and oil bath. Having a good sleep after oil bath and gasagase payasa is a good relaxation for mind and body. It is also very nutritious.