Aloo Posto Recipe - Potato preparation cooked with poppy seeds.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Potatoes, Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto)

Cuisine : West Bengal

Course : Main Course_Veg

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Aloo Posto

Hindi: Aloo

Why is it that when you are stuck at “what should we cook today” the answer is always “make some aloo!” Potatoes are like this…extremely popular and have multipurpose usage.

And did you always think that eating a potato will make you fat?
Well, don’t – it is a surprising source of vitamin C and provides useful amounts of starch, thiamine and niacin and around a hundred grams will provide about eighty calories.
Little did you know!


Aloo Posto Recipe - How to make Aloo Posto


Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Potatoes 5-6 medium

  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) soaked4 tablespoons

  • Mustard oil 2 teaspoons

  • Onion seeds (kalonji) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green chillies 2

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 1/2 teaspoon

  • Pure ghee 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat mustard oil in a non stick pan till it smokes. Switch off heat.

Step 2

Cut potatoes into ½ inch cubes. Drain and grind khus khus to a fine paste.

Step 3

Heat the mustard oil again, add onion seeds and sauté till fragrant. Add potatoes and mix well. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.

Step 4

Add khus khus paste and mix. Cover and cook again till the potatoes are done.

Step 5

Slit green chillies. Add salt, sugar and green chillies and mix. Add ½ cup water and mix. Simmer for a minute.

Step 6

Add ghee and serve hot.

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