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Aloo Posto

 Published 2013-Feb-26   Updated 2019-Apr-01

- Submitted by Manaswita

Recipe For Aloo Posto


  • 5-6 medium potatoes
  • 4 tbsp poppy seeds (posto)
  • 1/2 tsp onion seeds (kalonji)
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp pure ghee(optional)
  • 2 tbsp mustard oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Take off the skin and cut the potatoes into cubes. Keep them in water.
  2. Grind the poppy seeds to a fine paste.
  3. Heat up mustard oil in a kadai (pot) till it just reaches smoking point.
  4. Heat up the oil. Pour kalonji and 1 chilly and stir-fry.
  5. Add potato pieces and stir fry on medium heat up until the potatoes get some golden colour, stirring frequently.
  6. Mix in the poppy seeds paste, stir and mix in half cup of water, cover and stir fry on low heat up till the potatoes are almost done.
  7. Take off the lid, mix in salt, sugar and slit green chillies.
  8. Continue to stir fry for a minute more or till potatoes are completely cooked, stir in desi ghee and serve hot.

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