Bengali Aloo Posto


Add ½ cup of white poppy seeds to a grinder and grind to make a fine powder. Measure out 4 tablespoons of powder and freeze the remaining for later use.

step 1

Heat mustard oil in a pan over medium-high heat.

step 2

Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds, kalonji seeds, and dry red chilies and let them crackle for 3-4 seconds.

step 3

Drain the water from the cubed potatoes and add them to the pan. Fry for 2-3 minutes.

step 4

Now add 4 tablespoons of poppy seeds powder, salt, and green chilies to the pan along with ½ cup of water and mix well to coat the potatoes with the mixture. Reduce the heat to low.

step 5

Cover the pan with a lid and cook until the potatoes are tender, stirring a few times in between.

step 6

Remove the lid and cook uncovered until the sabji is almost dry. Check for salt and add more if required. Serve hot!

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