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Aloo Posto

Aloo posto is a traditional Bengali recipe that is prepared as a side dish for regular meals. The Bengali aloo posto, as the name suggests, is made by cooking potatoes with a spiced poppy seed paste and certain specific spices.The aloo posto recipe is a no onion no garlic recipe and the most important ingredients are mustard oil, kalonji and the poppy seeds along with the potatoes.

The potato and poppy seeds recipe has a unique taste as it has the nutty flavour of the poppy seeds, the softness of the potato and the pungency of the mustard oil.This dish is commonly prepared as a side dish for rice; however, it goes well with rotis as well.

Ingredients :

  • Poppy seeds ( khus – khus ) – 3 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Chopped Green chilli – 2
  • Peeled and cubed potatoes – 2 cup
  • Salt as per taste
  • Mustard oil – 2 tbsp
  • Nigella seeds ( kalonji ) – 1 tsp
  • Water as per needed
  • Hot water – 1 glass


  • Add the poppy seeds into a strainer.rinse it throughly with water and transer it into a bowl ,pour hot water and allow it to soak for 1 hour.once done strain the water.
  • Add the green chilli ,strained poppy seeds ,2 tbsp water and grind it into a paste.
  • Then add mustard oil into a heated pan add kalonji and the potato cubes stir well.
  • Now add salt and Turmeric powder mix well and cook for 10 mins on medium flame
  • Add the ground poppy seeds mixture and mix well.
  • Turn the stove hot and serve hot !.

Published by Shrutika Shrivastava

Hey i'm shrutika .I love to cook.I am a blogger living in jabalpur. This is a blog where I post photos of my exotic and multicusine recipes also some tips and tricks about cooking.

6 thoughts on “Aloo Posto

  1. The potatoes prepared with that recipe, sounds very provocative as an accompaniment. As for the typical ingredients of the region, it could be replaced by something similar. Overall, the recipe is great.

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