Vankaya Gasagasala Kura / Eggplant Poppy Seeds Curry -- looks so decadent yet prep is relatively simple. Besides the spices, this uses poppy seeds for the gravy. Subbing with tahini/cashew nuts since I can't get poppy seeds. Also thinking of roasting the eggplant slices instead of frying them for a heart healthy version.
Traditional poppy seed strudel I now make every Christmas to satisfy the German contingent. Notice that the poppy seeds come in mouthfuls, not sprinkles. Poppy seed products (bagels, muffins, etc.) in the US seem merely decorated with poppy seeds. No such trouble here.