Aloo poshto

Aloo Poshto is nothing but a poppy seed preparation. Its a famous bengali dish which is generally eaten with a dal supplement. It really easy to cook and very tasty. So dont waste time and try it out.



  • Poppy seeds- 100 gms
  • Potato- 1 medium sized
  • Mustard- 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Butter- to taste (start from 1 tablespoon)/ oil (mustard oil recommended)
  • Salt- to taste
  • Turmeric powder- 2 tsp
  • Green chillies- to taste
  • Chilli powder-1 tsp
  • Water- 1 cup


Fry the potatoes separately till golden brown and keep them aside. Meanwhile saute the poppy seeds and then grind it with green chillies. Add oil in a deep pan (cook preferably in a nonstick pan) and once the oil gets heated add the mustard and cumin seeds. Then add the poppy seed mixture and fry till golden brown. Add the turmeric and chilli powder. Fry it with a closed lid at medium heat. Add the potatoes and fry for 5 minutes and put the water and salt. Bengalis add sugar to most of the dishes so, if you like sweet in your dishes., sprinkle some sugar just to increase the taste.


When the poppy grind mixture is added, it might splash from the utensil. Be careful. Also check if poppy seeds are allowed in the country you stay in before making the dish. 🙂

Happy cooking!!!

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