How to make Aloo Posto - Potato preparation cooked with poppy seeds.

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

Main Ingredients : Potatoes (आलू), Poppy seeds

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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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!


For more recipes related to Aloo Posto checkout Batata Song , Aloo Matar, Achari Aloo, Baby Potatoes In Spicy Yogurt Gravy . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Baby Tinda And Pearl Onion Sabzi , Chanar Dalna, Purple Yam Wadiyaan, Khumbh Hara Dhania.

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Aloo Posto

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Aloo Posto Recipe

  • Potatoes 5-6 medium

  • Poppy seeds soaked 4 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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