Chicken Posto | How to make Chicken Posto

By Bethica Das  |  7th Mar 2018  |  
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About Chicken Posto Recipe

Bengalis love for posto (poppy seeds)is quite well known. It is used in preparing many delectable dishes both in veg. and non-veg. So here is one that I prepared with chicken, which is cooked in a poppy seeds based creamy and thick gravy. A drizzle of some mustard oil to the end product gives an authentic touch to the dish and completes the picture. It is typically savoured with plain steamed rice. You may try with any kind of Indian bread too.

Chicken Posto

Ingredients to make Chicken Posto

  • 400-500 gms. chicken with bones
  • 1 cup yoghurt, well beaten
  • 1 tsp. lime juice
  • 3 tbsp. poppy seeds paste
  • 2 tbsp. mustard oil
  • 1 tsp. nigella seeds
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 fresh red / green chili, chopped
  • salt tot taste
  • 1-2 green chilies, slit
  • 1 tsp. raw mustard oil
  • 2 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped

How to make Chicken Posto

  1. Marinate chicken with 1/2 cup yoghurt, lime juice and 2 tbsp. poppy seed paste for 2 hours.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and temper with nigella seeds. Saute for a few seconds. Then add the onion and fry till light brown.
  3. Add the ginger-garlic paste and fry till the raw smell disappears.
  4. Add remaining yoghurt and chili. Continue to fry till the oil separates.
  5. Add marinated chicken, salt, remaining poppy seed paste & slit green chilies.
  6. Cover and cook till done. Add some water if required. Switch off the flame and add the coriander leaves and raw mustard oil.
  7. Keep it covered for 2-3 minutes. Serve, garnished with coriander leaves.

Reviews for Chicken Posto (1)

Shelly Sharma8 months ago

I like to have it with hot parantha.