Aloo Posto


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Aloo posto is a popular bengali dish. In a cuisine famous for non-veg food, this recipe is pure vegetarian, which does not have even onion and garlic. It is delicious and goes well with urad dal and plain steamed rice.

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Aloo Posto recipe - How to make Aloo Posto

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500 gms potatoes
1/2 cup poppy seeds (khus-khus) , soaked in warm water for 30 minutes
2 green chillies
2 tsp chopped ginger (adrak)
1 medium tomato , chopped
1 tbsp oil
  1. Peel and cut potatoes into 1/2" pieces.
  2. Strain poppy seeds using a tea strainer and grind in a mixer with 2 chillies to a smooth paste.
  3. Heat oil in a kadhai, add the ginger and saute for a minute.
  4. Add the tomatoes and saute till they turn soft.
  5. Add the potatoes and saute on a medium flame for few minutes till they are half done.
  6. Add the salt and mix well.
  7. Now add ground poppy seeds and mix well.
  8. Add 1 cup water, mix well and cover and cook for 10-12 more minutes on simmer.
  9. Keep cooking till potatoes are fully done and all water is evaporated.
  10. Serve hot with plain steamed rice and urad dal.

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This recipe was contributed by MommyLovesToCook on 03 Aug 2012
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