Thursday, 13 October 2016

Alu Posto recipe

Alu Posto

Bengali Recipe of Potato with Poppy seed


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Alu posto is a traditional bengali recipe which is almost like a family member for every bengali. It is super easy to make. If made properly, it is very tasty. In India poppy is used in many dishes but in Eastern India it is mainly cooked with potato. This is even one of my favourite dish. Let me share this tasty recipe with you.

Ingredients:-

5 to 6 medium sized potato
5 to 6 tablespoon poppy seeds (soak them for an hour in water) 
Vegetable oil- 5-6 tablespoon
 3 to 4 green chillies
Salt to taste
Sugar 1/2 teaspoon (optional)

Method:-

Cut the potatoes in equal sized four pieces each. Wash them and keep aside. 
Grind the Poppy seeds in the Mixer/Grinder in 3 to 4 steps, adding little water in each step. 
This is to ensure that the Poppy seeds are properly crushed and form a thick paste. Keep aside.
Heat oil in a Heavy bottomed Kadai and add onion seeds(Kalonji) and 1-2 green chill, add the cut potatoes and fry for 2-3 minutes in medium flame.
Now add the poppy paste along with 1/2 cup water, stir and let it cook with the Kadai covered with a lid for 8-10 minutes in medium flame. 
Check in between if the potato is properly cooked.
Now add salt, sugar(optional), stir for 1-2 minutes and serve hot with plain white rice.
Can also be served along with Rice and Dal(Masoor Dal-Pulses).

Options:

You can also add other vegetables in this preparation i.e. Pointed gourd(Patol in Bengali) or  Snake gourd(Jhinga in Bengali) , cut in medium pieces. In such case, fry these vegetables with potatoes  and balance recipe is the same.