Bengali aloo posto

aloo posto

Preparation time aloo posto-30 minutes
Serving-4

Ingredients for aloo posto:

  • Potato(peeled, chopped and washed)-4
  • Green chilli(chopped)-1
  • Nigella seeds(kalonji)/mangraila)-1/2 tsp
  • Poppy seeds(khuskhus/posto)-2 tbsp
  • Green chilli-2
  • Mustard oil-3 to 4 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/3 tsp
  • Salt to taste

Method:

  • Add poppy seeds, green chilli and 3-4 tbsp of water in the grinding jar, grind it into smooth paste.
  • Take out the paste and keep it aside for further use.
  • Heat a pan, add oil and let it heat properly.
  • Add nigella seeds and fry it for few seconds on medium flame.
  • Put potato and fry it for 2-3 minutes on low-medium flame.
  • Add green chilli and fry it for 2 minutes on low-medium flame.
  • Add blended masala paste and salt in the fried potato, mix it properly.
  • Cover the pan and cook it for 6-8 minutes on low flame.
  • Add 1/2 glass of water and stir it, cover the pan and cook it for 6-8 minutes on low-medium flame.
  • Turn off the flame, aloo posto is ready to serve, serve it with plain steam rice.

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