Poppy Seeds are sweet smelling and give off a nutty aroma when cooked. Blue seeds are widely used in German and Eastern European cooking as a filling or baking ingredient; most commonly found in breads, cakes, biscuits and pastries. They can also be sprinkled over cooked noodles or sweetened with honey to make a dipping sauce.
White poppy seeds are used in Indian cooking and add thickness, texture and flavor to sauces. Less sweet than blue poppy seeds, they are also used in lentil and rice dishes. To help in the tough process of grinding poppy seeds, dry roast them first (which enhances their flavor as well) and then buzz them in a coffee grinder or spice mill. To make a paste, soak the seeds in water for 2-3 hours and then process in a blender with a touch of the liquid. Refrigerate or freeze poppy seeds to maintain freshness.
2.6 oz $5.25
4.0 oz $8.25
2.6 oz $5.50
4.0 oz $8.75