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Casa casa seed - what is it?
I've googled and can't find anything!


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#1 Etcetera

Posted 07 November 2009 - 05:53 PM

Just bought up big at an indian spice shop and grabbed a few things that were new to me.
One was casa casa seed.

Google brought up stuff about Cuban cigars laughing2.gif and the closest I got was cassia seed but looking at images and it's different.

Does anyone know what it is?

#2 cjpj

Posted 07 November 2009 - 06:23 PM

I think its Tamil for poppy seed  original.gif  

brb with link



#3 cjpj

Posted 07 November 2009 - 06:26 PM

QUOTE
From West Asia to South-East Asia, related names for poppy are found in a huge area: Turkish haşhaş, Georgian khoshkhoshi [ხოშხოში], Kurdish khash-khash [خةشخاش], Farsi and Urdu khash-khash [خشخاش], Hindi und Gujarati khas-khas [खसखस, ખસખસ], Telugu gasagasaalu [గసగసాలు], Tamil casa casa [கசகசா], Dhivehi kaskasaa [ކަސްކަސާ] and finally Malay kas kas
  

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#4 Etcetera

Posted 07 November 2009 - 07:10 PM

THANK YOU SO MUCH! biggrin.gif
It's different to normal poppy seeds, it's smaller and elongated rather than round, but from that site, I'd guess it must be a relative.
I found a recipe using them that looks yummy original.gif

#5 cjpj

Posted 07 November 2009 - 08:44 PM

a pleasure   original.gif   Im a bit of a googlenut   wink.gif

#6 papilio

Posted 07 November 2009 - 08:50 PM

Might they be nigella seeds?

http://www.uni-graz.at/~katzer/engl/Nige_sat.html

#7 Ravin

Posted 23 November 2009 - 07:03 PM

QUOTE (Almond*Eyes @ 07/11/2009, 06:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just bought up big at an indian spice shop and grabbed a few things that were new to me.
One was casa casa seed.

Google brought up stuff about Cuban cigars laughing2.gif and the closest I got was cassia seed but looking at images and it's different.

Does anyone know what it is?



Kasa Kasa is actually Basil seeds; which is mostly used for Falooda

Basil seeds
When soaked in water the seeds of several basil varieties become gelatinous, and are used in Asian drinks and desserts such as falooda or Sherbet. Such seeds are known variously as sabza, subza, takmaria, tukmaria, tukhamaria, falooda, selasih (Malay/Indonesian) or hột é (Vietnamese). They are used for their medicinal properties in Ayurveda, the traditional medicinal system of India and Siddha medicine, a traditional Tamil system of medicine. They are also used as popular drinks in Southeast Asia.






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