Aloo Posto (Potatoes with Poppy seeds)




The Indian poppy seed is smaller and off-white in color.They are mainly used to thicken curries. "Posto" is the Bengali word for "Poppy seeds" and they are found in countless Bengali recipes; "Aloo Posto" is the most famous.





Source:-India with Passion (by Manju Malhi)
Serves 3-4

Ingredients:-

White Poppy seeds, washed:- 4 Tbsp
Groundnut Oil:- 2 Tbsp
Mustard seeds:- 1 Tsp
White Potatoes:- 2 large ( Peeled, firm boiled, and cut into 3/4 inch cubes)
Ground Cumin:- 1 Tsp
Turmeric:- 1/4 Tsp
salt
Green chili:- 1 (Finely chopped)

Procedure:-

1) Soak the poppy seeds in 4 Tbsp hot water for 2 hours.

2) Drain and grind them with a pestle and mortar or in a blender into a coarse paste.

3)Gently heat the oil in a frying pan and add the mustard seeds.When they begin to sizzle, add the potatoes and fry for 10 minutes until they start to brown.

4)Then add the cumin, turmeric, and salt, followed by the poppy seed paste.Cook for minutes.

5)Mix thoroughly and then sprinkle over the green chilli.

Serve with rice and lentil dish or chapati/roti...Enjoy:)

27 comments:

Jay said...

looks gorgeous...innovative recipe Preety..
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Raji said...

Awesome recipe...thanks for sharing this.

Santosh Bangar said...

nice combination

Reshmi Mahesh said...

yummy and beautiful recipe....nice clicks too...

Sushma Mallya said...

Lovely recipe, they look so delicious!

Ramya said...

yummmmy recipe...:-) this is pretty new to me...bookmarked:-)

divya said...

Slurp,mouthwatering here....

Swathi said...

Aloo posto looks wonderful. Nice recipe.

sonu said...

luved the crushed dry pesto on potatoes..im sure it must b yum !!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Aloo Posto looks fabulous and inviting. Great clicks as well.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Very new to me !!! looks so yummy !!

Hari Chandana said...

Yum Yum Yumm.. Looks absolutely perfect and tempting.. thanks for sharing dear. .Awesome clicks too :)

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Vidhya said...

Aloo Posto look fabulous.Awesome pictures.

Prathima Rao said...

Looks fantastic & yummy clicks ;)
Prathima Rao
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Sneha Benny said...

Nice Combination

jeyashrisuresh said...

never tried potatoes in this style.looks nice

SouthindianHome said...

Different combination.Looks delicious

Authenticoriyafood said...

Awesome recipe....i love aloo posto..but i make it using very finely cut potatoes!!! And i cook it really well so that the potatoes and posto becomes one whole mass.....nice collection of recipes...following you!!

Priya said...

Very inviting aloo posto,my fav..

An Open Book said...

i love anything with potatoes. im def gonna try this version soon

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious with poppy seeds haven't had like this

aipi said...

A classic dish..loved your version :)


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Nitha said...

thats new to me.. lovely..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Flavor rich and yum.....

Hema Mahen said...

Nice combination...yummy recipe

Sathya Sankar said...

Potatoes looks delicious with poppy seeds!

Swarnavalli Suresh said...

Loosk yummy never tried this combo

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