Aloo Posto

Poppy seeds with potatoes, with hint of onion seeds in mustard oil. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Aloo Posto
Main Ingredients Potatoes, Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto)
Cuisine Bengali
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 16-20 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Aloo Posto

  • 5-6 medium Potatoes 1 inch cubes
  • 4 tablespoons Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto)
  • 2 tablespoons Mustard oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion seeds (kalonji)
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 2 Green chillies slit
  • 1 teaspoon Pure ghee optional


  1. Soak poppy seeds in one-cup warm water for fifteen to twenty minutes. Drain and grind to a smooth paste.
  2. Heat mustard oil in a pan till it just reaches smoking point. Remove, cool and heat the oil again on medium heat.
  3. Add onion seeds and stir-fry briefly. Add potato pieces and cook on medium heat for five minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Add poppy seeds paste. Stir and add half a cup of water. Cover and cook on low heat till the potatoes are almost done.
  5. Remove the lid, add salt, sugar and slit green chillies. Continue to cook for a minute more or till potatoes are completely cooked. Stir in pure ghee and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 941
Carbohydrates 134.5
Protein 13.1
Fat 39.4
Other Fiber Fiber- 16.1gm