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Aloo Posto Recipe, How To Make Aloo Posto Recipe

Aloo Posto (Potato cooked in poppy seed paste) is a delicious & popular Bengali recipe generally eaten as a dry accompaniment with a meal of steamed rice and daal.

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How to make Aloo posto

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Prep time
30 mins
Cook time
15 mins
Total time
45 mins
Aloo posto
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : Potatos
Servings : 0 persons
Published date : November 07, 2016


Ingredients used in Aloo posto
• Mustard seeds- pinch (rai or shorshe) - to fry.
• Salt - to taste.
• Chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoons.
• Green chillies - 3 numbers.
• Bay leaf/tej patta - 2 numbers.
• Oil - 2 tablespoons.
• Water (to make poppy paste) - 1/2 cup.
• Poppy seeds - 4 tablespoons.
• Potatoes - 4-5 numbers.
• Methi seeds - pinch (fenugreek) - to fry.
• Jeera or cumin seeds - pinch - to fry.
Method:
1. Wash, peel and dice the potatoes into one inch sized cubes. 2. Take a pan, boil water and steam the potatoes a little (ensure that the potatoes do not become too mushy). Keep aside. 3. Soak poppy seeds in 1 cup of boiled water for 30 mins. Drain and put poppy seeds in a blender. Add 1 green chilli, frac12; tsp salt and frac14; cup water and blend to form a smooth paste. 4. Heat oil in a kadhai. Add bay leaf, mustard seeds, methi, jeera and let them splutter. 5. Reduce the flame. Add the poppy paste, 2 green chillies, red chili powder and salt and stir fry for 3-4 mins. 6. Add the semi-cooked potatoes to the poppy paste, mix well and again stir fry for 2-3 mins. 7. Add water and cook till the water evaporates and the potatoes are done. 8. Transfer in a serving bowl and serve hot with rice and daal.





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