Aloo Posto
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Aloo Posto from Bandita’s Kitchen

Aloo posto is a traditional Bengali recipe. It is prepared by blending potatoes in a poppy seed paste.
Our guest author, Bandita has shared this mouth-watering Bengali delicacy.

Aloo Posto

Aloo Posto

Course Main Course
Cuisine Assamese Cuisine, Bengali Cuisine, Indian
Servings 4 Person


  • 2 Large Size Potatoes
  • 1 Large Size Onion
  • 2 tbsp Poppy Seeds (Khus Khus or Posto)
  • 3 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Kala Jeera
  • 2 Dry Red Chilli
  • Salt To Taste


  • Soak 2 tbsp poppy seeds in water for 1-2 hours.
    Drain the water using a sieve.
    Now, using a pestle and mortar or grinder, make a thick paste.
  • In the meantime, cut the onion into thin slices.
    Heat Oil in a pan and fry the onion slices till golden brown. Keep aside.
  • Now, peel the potatoes and cut into medium size cubes.
  • Heat 2 tbsp Mustard Oil in a pan.
    Add Kala Jeera and 2 dry red chillies. Saute for a while.
    Add the potato cubes and salt. Fry in medium to low flame. Cover the pan.
    When the potatoes get cooked, add posto paste. Mix well.
    Add 1/2 cup of water. Mix and cover the pan. Stir occasionally.
  • When the gravy thickens and potatoes are completely cooked, then remove the pan from flame.
  • Sprinkle 1 tbsp of mustard oil.
    Spread the fried onions on the top.
    Your Aloo Posto is ready to be served.


Serve alongside white rice or roti.
Enjoy and Bon App├ętit!!

Bandita is a working professional, a lovely wife and mother. She likes to try her hands in cooking new recipes. She has contributed her dishes in many forums.

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