Aloo Posto

A classic Bengali delicacy with potatoes cooked in a poppy seed paste or posto and green chillies. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Main Ingredients Potatoes, Poppy seeds
Cuisine Bengali
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 6-10 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg


  • 5-6 medium potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons poppy seeds, soaked
  • 2 teaspoons mustard oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion seeds (kalonji)
  • 2 green chillies
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure ghee


  1. Heat mustard oil in a non stick pan till it smokes. Switch off heat.
  2. Cut potatoes into ½ inch cubes. Drain and grind khus khus to a fine paste.
  3. Heat the mustard oil again, add onion seeds and sauté till fragrant. Add potatoes and mix well. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add khus khus paste and mix. Cover and cook again till the potatoes are done.
  5. Slit green chillies. Add salt, sugar and green chillies and mix. Add ½ cup water and mix. Simmer for a minute.
  6. Add ghee and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 127.25
Carbohydrates 11.25
Protein 0.8
Fat 8.8
Other Fiber 0.2