The ripe seeds of an annual poppy which vary in color form cream through to almost black according to origin. They have a slightly nutty aroma and flavor and are often sprinkled on bread and cakes or crushed with honey or sugar to make pastry fillings. Used with other spices in Indian cooking.
Seeds of the poppy plant. The seeds are used either ground or whole in a variety of Indian dishes like meat curries, biryanis, some savouries, sweet stuffngs, etc. They are also used along with other ingredients for stuffing poultry.