Aloo Posto

Aloo Posto is a very popular comfort food for Bengali people. Posto or Poppy seed is a unique ingredient to make vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes and of varied nature. My favourite is always Posto Bata or just a Poppy seed paste, mixed with chopped onions and green chillies and drizzled with mustard oil. I can finish a compete meal with Posto Bata and Steamed rice. Today I chose to make Aloo Posto or Poppy seed with Potato cubes and enjoy my lunch #MadhubishsKitchen #AlooPosto

Course – Main

Cuisine – Indian (West Bengal)

Author – MadhubishsKitchen

Serves – 3-4 persons

Difficulty level – Easy

Preparation time-10 mins, Soaking -1 hr, Cooking time-20 mins


1/2 cup Posto or Poppy seeds

3 medium size potatoes

1 dry red chilli

1/4 tsp nigella seeds

3-5 green chillies

1 medium size onion


1/2 tsp sugar

4-5 Tbsp mustard oil


Soak Posto or Poppy seed for 1 hour. Drain and Add to a blender and with little water make a paste, set aside. Wash potatoes and peel, cut into cubes. Wash onion and slice. In a wok heat 2 T so mustard oil and add onions. On medium flame soften them. Set aside. In the same wok add rest of the oil and add nigella seeds, dry red chilli, add potatoes and on medium flame fry. Add Posto or Poppy seed and stir well, cover to cook for 4 mins. Stir again and add salt and sugar, stir and cover to cook for 5 mins. Stir making sure Posto doesn’t stick to bottom. Add green chilies, stir and drizzle mustard oil. Set aside to serve. Plate with steamed rice and enjoy 😊

Aloo Posto

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