Chicken Posto - Bengali Style | How to make Chicken Posto - Bengali Style

By Bethica Das  |  10th Apr 2018  |  
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About Chicken Posto - Bengali Style Recipe

This is a yummy chicken 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 - Bengali Style

Ingredients to make Chicken Posto - Bengali Style

  • 400-500 gms. chicken with bones
  • 1 cup yogurt, 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 to taste
  • 1-2 green chilies, slit
  • 1 tsp. raw mustard oil
  • 2 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped

How to make Chicken Posto - Bengali Style

  1. Marinate the 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.

My Tip:

I had prepared chicken posto on my recent visit to India, but was unable to click. So tried to create the same in my kitchen here, substituting poppy seeds with sesame seeds as the former is unavailable here. But I should confess it turned out super yummy. So you may try both ways. It simply tastes awesome.

Reviews for Chicken Posto - Bengali Style (2)

sonam sahoo8 months ago

I will try definitely.

Hema Mallik8 months ago

Would love to try this.