Aloo Posto – Traditional Bengali Recipe

Aloo Posto is the traditional Bengali dish originally from West Bengal but equally appreciated by Bengalis from the eastern part as well. In this dish potatoes are fried in a thick coating of poppy seeds or posto and tastes really great. Posto also helps in getting a good sleep and to relax your body. So this authentic Bengali dish is not only good for your health but for your taste buds also. It is a delicious dish to eat but simple and easy enough to cook.

Image : Aloo Posto

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Important :

  • Preparation Time : 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time : 25-30 minutes
  • Total Time : 40 minutes
  • Serve For : 3-4

Ingredients :

  • Potato (3 medium size) /cut into cubes
  • Poppy seeds or Posto Paste (3 tbsp)
  • Hing or Asafoetida (1/8 tsp or a pinch) /for tempering
  • Green Chilli (1) /chopped
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Red Chilli Powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Sugar (1/2 tsp)
  • Water (1/2 cup)
  • Mustard Oil (3 tbsp)

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Add a pinch of asafoetida into oil

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Add potato cubes and fry them

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Meanwhile add chopped green chilli

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Add salt

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Add red chilli powder and fry well

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Now add posto paste

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Add water

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Add sugar

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Tips :

  • Do not add turmeric powder. Traditional aloo posto is always cook without turmeric powder and cumin seeds.
  • It tastes best with steamed rice and plain daal.

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