Poppy Seed Potatoes

A quick and practical way to make Aloo Posto - an all time favourite Bengali potato recipe. Watch out for those amazing tips!

Poppy Seed Potatoes
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  • TIP: Parboil potatoes for 7 minutes in the microwave

To make the paste

  • Add 1 glass of water to khus khus
  • mix well

  • Heat a nonstick pan
  • add 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil to the pan
  • Add 3 dried red chillies
  • Add 6 green hillies
  • Add 1 tablespoon of black cumin seeds
  • Now add the potatoes in batches and stir gently for 3 minutes
  • Add 1 tablespoon of turmeric and mix well
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of cumin seeds
  • Add 1 teaspoon of red chilli powder
  • Add 1 teaspoon of salt and stir for about a minute
  • Add poppy paste (khus khus) and stir well
  • Add half a glass of water
  • TIP: Add water to soften the potatoes
  • Increase the flame and cook for about 3 minutes
  • Break the alu with fingers to check if its soft and cooked
  • Serve hot.

Kalyan Karmakar

Kalyan Karmakar

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