Recipe: Aloo Posto

Try this traditional Bengali recipe today for dinner.


2 tbsp poppy seeds (khus-khus)
2 tsp oil
2 whole dry kashmiri red chillies, broken
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)

4 cups boiled potato cubes
salt to taste


Heat a non-stick pan and dry roast the poppy seeds till they turn pink. Coarsely grind them in a mixer and keep aside.

Heat the oil in the same pan, add the red chillies, turmeric powder and ground poppy seeds and sauté for a minute.

Add the potatoes and salt and sauté for 2 to 3 more minutes. Serve hot.

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