Aloo Peyaj Posto or Potatoes In Poppy Seed Gravy Recipe

Aloo Peyaj Posto

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Every Bengali’s Favorite – Aloo Peyaj Posto or Potato Stir-Fried With Onions & Poppy Seeds

If you call yourself a foodie, then you must have already started drooling over this picture of Aloo Peyaj Posto! This recipe is a slight twist to the traditional Bengali recipe of Aloo Posto which is basically stir-fried potatoes with finely ground paste of Posto or Khus khus or Poppy Seeds. Often served with a slight dash of pungent Mustard Oil, it is one dish that is perfectly capable of driving any Bengali food lover into a gastronomic food coma. 

Aloo Peyaj Posto Bengali Recipes

The hot and sweltering days of Indian summers are just around the corner and we are already stacking recipes that provide a cooling effect to the body. As the mercury crosses 35C, spicy and rich dishes are promptly replaced by light and easily absorbed ones which allow the body to absorb nutrition easily.

This aloo peyaz posto recipe has to be one of the easiest Bengali summer recipes of cooking with potatoes. Absolutely simple ingredients and an even simpler way of making make this one. Hand’s down, the most sought comfort food of the foodie bongs!

Aloo Posto has almost become synonymous with the concept of Bengali cuisine, just like Rossogolla for Bengali sweets! Our love for potatoes is evident in the fact that already I have a busload of Potato recipes live on my website. So, either we are cooking potatoes or adding them to other veggie dishes. Even our Biryani has a big chunk of potato in it. Need more proof of our love for spuds?

Aloo Peyaj Posto Bengali Vegetarian Recipe

So, let’s check out how to make this easy recipe for aloo peyaz posto or aloo posto with onion recipe.

How to make Aloo Peyaz Posto – Ingredients list

  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Poppy Seeds
  • Mustard Oil – alternate would be any other oil
  • Salt
  • Red Chilli Powder – alternate would be Paprika Powder
  • Turmeric Powder

Step-by-Step Instructions on how to make Aloo Peyaz Posto Bhaja in Bengali style

  • Heat some mustard oil in a pan.
  • Add the potatoes and fry them. After a minute or two add the chopped Onions and saute them till they run light golden. Once they are done, add the salt and turmeric powder. Give it a nice mix.
  • Mix the Poppy Seed paste with some water and make a nice slurry of it.
  • Add this into the fried potatoes, keep the heat on Low-Medium. Now, note that poppy seeds have a general tendency to stick to the bottom, so give everything a nice stir, especially from the bottom of the pan.
  • Add the Chili Powder and mix it well. Cover the lid and put the heat on low, and let it simmer for 4-5 minutes or till the water is completely gone. Give it a nice stir before getting it off the heat.

If you need guidance on how to grind poppy seeds into a smooth paste, read it here.

How to serve Bengali style Alu Peyaj Posto?

For all those sweltering hot and humid days, this aloo peyaj posto is the perfect lunch dish, to go along with Biulir Dal (Kolai Dal) or Urad Daal tempered with fennel seeds and Rice. In summers, we often replace the Biulir Dal or Kolai Dal with Toker Dal or Kancha Aam Dal (Bengali Green Mango Dal).

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Aloo Peyaj Posto Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Aloo Peyaj Posto or Bengali Potato Stirfry with Onions and Khuskhus/Poppy Seeds. This is perfect Indian Summer Comfort food that keeps your body cool and calm

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Bengali
Keyword: Aloo Pyaz, Bengali Food, Bengali Vegetarian Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Potato Recipes, Vegan Recipes, vegetarian recipes
Servings: 2 People
Author: Priyanka
Ingredients
  • 2-3 Potatoes – peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1 Onion Large – Finely Chopped
  • 2 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • 4 tbsp Poppy Seed paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1.5 tsp Red Chili Powder or Chili Flakes
  • 1/2 cup Water
Instructions
  1. Heat some mustard oil in a pan.
  2. Add the potatoes and fry them. After a minute or two add the chopped Onions and saute them till they run light golden. Once they are done, add the salt and turmeric powder. Give it a nice mix.

  3. Mix the Poppy Seed paste with some water and make a nice slurry of it.

  4. Add this into the fried potatoes, keep the heat on Low-Medium. Now, note that poppy seeds have a general tendency to stick to the bottom, so give everything a nice stir, especially from the bottom of the pan.

  5. Add the Chili Powder and mix it well. Cover the lid and put the heat on low, and let it simmer for 4-5 minutes or till the water is completely gone. Give it a nice stir before getting it off the heat.

If you are wondering how I dice Potatoes so uniformly, then I have a cheat tool for chopping and dicing vegetables. Click here to check it out.

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