Delicious Bengali Aloo Posto

CategoryCuisineCooking MethodDiet

Aloo posto is a traditional Bengali recipe of potatoes in a lightly spiced poppy seeds paste.

AuthorAnamika Singh

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CategoryCuisineCooking MethodDiet
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time2 hrsCook Time25 minsTotal Time2 hrs 25 mins

Key Ingredients

 50 g Posto(Poppy seeds)
 ¼ tsp nigella seeds
 2 qts dried red chillies
 2 qts Green chillies
 500 g Potatoes
 25 g Onions
 12 g salt
 8 g Sugar



Soak your posto(poppy seeds) for 2 hours and keep it aside


Cut the potatoes into 1cm cubes


Add Soaked posto, 2 green chillies, 75g water in a pot
grind it to paste. Keep it slightly coarse for nice texture


Heat 60g mustard oil in a frying pan, until it smokes lightly and turns pale yellow


Add onions to the oil and fry them until they turn lightly coloured for about 1 min .


Add dried chilies to the pan of oil . Add kalo jeere and then the aloo to the pan.
Fry on medium heat for 5 mins.
Fry well but do not let them turn brown.


Add poppy seed paste and mix it well .


Add salt , sugar and fry on low heat until the raw posto smell goes away


When the pan dries out, add a splash of hot water and continue cooking . Cover and cook on low heat for 5 mins


Posto tends to stick so stir frequently. Keep cooking until potatoes are soft


Slit green chillies and mix it with your posto
Finish with 1 tsp mustard oil
Garnish your posto with fried onions which you had fried earlier.


Serve hot with rice and lemon

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

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