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Sep 26, 2017







Durga Pujo is here, so how can Ananya not be back, with her festive flair? Today for Mohaloya, she is making the quintessential Aloo Potol Posto (আলু পটল পোস্ত). This recipe is a favourite in several Bengali households. Do follow Ananya's simple steps and make this parwal and poppy seed dish in your own kitchen. Don't forget to hit this video a like as always. Subho Mohaloya to everyone!


    Parwal Or Pointed Gourd(Big): 4-6
    Medium Potatoes: 1
    Finely Chopped Onions: 2
    Red Chillies: 2-3
    Turmeric Powder: 1 teaspoon
    Red Chilli Powder: 1 teaspoon
    Poppy Seeds: 4 tablespoons
    Mustard Oil: 3 -4 Tablespoons
    Nigella Seeds: 1 Teaspoon
    Salt To Taste
    Sugar: ½ Teaspoon
    Slit Green Chillies: 2


Soak Poppy Seeds In 1-Cup Warm Water For 15-20 Minutes. Drain And Grind To A Fine Paste.(Do This Step Before Hand)
Cut The Parwals And Potatoes Into Wedges And Put Them In Water To Prevent Oxidation.
Heat 2 Tablespoons Mustard Oil in A Non-Stick Pan,add Nigella Seeds And Sauté Briefly.
Add ½ teaspoon Turmeric And Salt To The Potol Pieces.
Add To The Pan And Sauté On Medium Heat For 5 Minutes, Stirring Frequently.
Drain Parvals And Keep Aside.
Add ½ teaspoon Turmeric And Salt To The Potato Wedges.
Heat 2 teaspoon Oil In The Same Pan And Add The Potatoes.
Sauté Till Done. Drain And Keep Aside.
Heat Rest Of The Oil In The Pan.
Add Red Chillies And  Onion Slices. Sauté Till Onion Turns Golden. Add Slit Green Chilies, Poppy Seeds Paste , Sauted Potatoes And Parvals Back To The Pan.
Add ½ Cup Water And Mix Well.
Cover And Cook On Low Heat Till The Potatoes Are Done.
Add Salt And Sugar  And Mix Well.
Saute On High Heat And Sprinkle 1 Tablespoon Raw Mustard Oil.

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Ananya is a successful home chef, cookbook author, food stylist and consultant. She is known for her unique pop-ups that focus on Ethiopian as well as Bengali and Odisha food. Ananya-r Rannaghor is her tribute to lost and rare recipes of her home state.

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