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Pyaaz posto

Priyanjali Joardar
5 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Pyaaz posto RECIPE

Posto is poppy seeds and in Bengali cuisine it is one of the favorite ingredients used. Generally Posto is used with potato to make alu Posto which is quite popular. Posto can be made with variety of other vegetables and also fish and meat. Here I have made this simple and delicious Posto recipe with onions. The recipe is with just a handful of ingredients. Caramelized onions with poppy seeds tastes absolutely divine. All you need is some steamed rice to enjoy this.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • West Bengal
  • Stir fry
  • Simmering
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes
  • Vegan

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. onions 4 large
  2. Nigella seeds 1/2 teaspoon
  3. turmeric powder a pinch
  4. Poppy seeds 3 tablespoon
  5. Green chilies 4
  6. salt per taste
  7. sugar 1/2 teaspoon
  8. mustard oil


  1. To a Kadai add mustard oil, temper it with Nigella seeds.
  2. Once the fragrance comes add the chopped onions.
  3. Add salt, sugar and turmeric powder.
  4. Cook the onions till soft.
  5. Meanwhile dry grind the poppy seeds first. Then grind with green chillies and little water to form a nice paste.
  6. Once the onions are cooked add the poppy seeds paste and cook till the raw smell of poppy seeds disappear.
  7. Keep stirring in between to prevent the mixture sticking to the Kadai. If it dries up too much you can add little water
  8. Stir it often and cook till water evaporates and you can see the oil from the sides.
  9. Serve hot with hot rice.

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Ishita Mazumdar
Ishita Mazumdar   Sep-26-2017

I use paanch foron

Anu Sachdeva
Anu Sachdeva   Jun-22-2017

Mouthwatering dish..

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