Lau Posto | How to make Lau Posto

By Bethica Das  |  11th Mar 2018  |  
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About Lau Posto Recipe

This healthy and wonder veggie can be made use of in making many yummy dishes. One such is Lau Posto, a traditional Bengali homemade recipe that is simply out of this world. Bottle gourd is cooked along with some poppy seeds paste and in mustard oil for an authentic touch. Drop in some fried vadi for a slight crunch. Light on any spices and your tummy, it can be dished out in a jiffy. This amazingly delicious side dish goes well with plain steamed rice or chapati.

Lau Posto

Ingredients to make Lau Posto

  • 1 medium size bottle gourd / lauki, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. + 1 tsp. mustard oil
  • 1 tsp. nigella seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. roasted cumin powder
  • 1 tsp. sugar (opt)
  • 8-10 bori / dried lentil dumplings / vadi
  • 2-3 green chilies, slit
  • 1/2 cup poppy seeds paste
  • handful of coriander leaves, chopped

How to make Lau Posto

  1. Heat 2 tbsp. oil in a pan and saute the vadi till golden brown in colour. Drain and keep aside. Temper the same oil with nigella seeds. Saute for a few seconds.
  2. Add the chopped bottle gourd, salt, turmeric powder, sugar, cumin powder, fried mangodi and green chilies. Mix well and cook, covered for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add the poppy seeds paste & 1/2 cup water. Again cover and cook till done.
  4. Switch off the flame & add the coriander leaves & remaining mustard oil. Give it a stir and let it remain covered for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Serve as a side dish with hot steamed rice or chapati.

Reviews for Lau Posto (1)

Hema Mallik8 months ago

Tasty as well as healthy.