Monday, 4 March 2013

Aloo Posto....Small Potato Cubes Cooked in Poppy Seed Paste..!!

             Aluposto...Potato Cooked in Poppy Seed Paste.....Soul Food of A Benagli...!!!!

For a bengali " alooposto and garom bhat ar ektu daal"( potato cooked in poppy seed paste along with daal and the steaming hot rice) is always heavenly delicious .And I am quite sure that most of the bengali people would like to leave the most costly food for this simple delicious preparation.

Posto or poppy seed or khaskhas is the most useful ingredient in a benagli kitchen.Aluposto is one of the very famous ,traditional and delicious bengali preparations where small potato cubes are cooked in the gravy of the poppy seed paste.Since our childhood ,we believe as well as enjoy this preparation as our most comfort food when served with steaming hot rice,associated with daal and other curries.The recipe is very simple but the taste is always fingerlicking good.


  • Potato: 2 medium(cut in small cubes)
  • Poppy Seed paste: 4-5 heap tbsp
  • Turmeric Powder
  • Salt
  • Green chillies
  • Oil:2-4 tbsp(Taste of the most of bengali preparations are best when cooked with the mustard oil but white oil is also good.)
  • Chillli Powder: 1 tsp( as per choice)
  • Water: 1- 1 1/2 cup


  • Soak the poppy seeds in 1/2 cup of water for 10 minutes and then make a smooth paste with the help of a grinder.
  • Peel,wash and cut the potatoes in small cubes.
  • Now heat mustard oil(white oil is also good) in a thick bottomed kadhai.Add the green chilllies and the potato cubes.
  • In medium heat slightly fry the potatoes. During frying add little salt and turmeric  powder and the red chilli powder( optional).
  • Then add the poppy seed paste and mix the paste very well with the potatoes.
  • Add one cup of water in the kadhai and cover it.
  • In the medium flame cook it until the potatoes become soft.
  • Increase the heat slightly and cook until a thick dry curry is formed.
  • Turn off the flame.
  • Sprinkle little raw mustard oil over the curry.
  • Serve it with steaming hot rice and daal.

                                                            Enjoy Your Food..!!

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