Sunday, December 4, 2011

Poppy Seeds - Khus Khus, Aphim - (अफिम, खसखस)

Poppy Seeds - Khus Khus, Aphim - (अफिम, खसखस)

These small, dried, pale yellow, black or beige seeds comes from the capsules of the opium poppy.  They add crunchy texture and nutty flavor to any dish, and are especially popular as a topping for breads.  

Picture of spice vendor in Kathmandu.  For the image of poppy seeds please check this site.


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