Alu Posto (Potatoes Cooked in Poppy Seed Paste)


60 g mustard oil
¼ tsp kaalo jeere (nigella seeds)
2 pcs dried red chillies
25 g onions
500 g potatoes
50 g posto (poppy seeds)
4 pcs green chillies
12 g salt
‍8 g sugar


Soak the posto in water for 2 hours
Dice the potatoes into 1 cm cubes
Strain the water from the posto and grind it in a mixer with 2 green chillies and 75 ml water and make a fine paste
Slice the onion thinly
Heat the oil in a wok and fry the onions till brown
Drain on absorbent paper and set aside
In the same oil, add dry red chillies and nigella seeds. Stir and add potatoes
Fry on medium heat for 5 minutes
Take care so that the potatoes do not become brown
Add poppy seeds paste, salt and sugar
Fry on low heat for 4 minutes till the raw smell goes away
When it dries out, add a splash of hot water and continue cooking
Cover and cook on low heat for 5 minutes
Stir frequently
When the potatoes are soft, add 2 slit green chillies
Drizzle 1 tsp mustard oil
Add the fried onions and serve


  1. This is one dish which brings a smile regardless of how many times you have it.


    1. NanC2806 says:

      Thank you. It’s the ultimate comfort food


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