Aloo posto with tomato recipe | Potato in poppy seeds and tomato Recipe

Posto or poppy seed is hot favorite of mine. And whenever it’s aloo posto with biuli dal, I just cannot stop myself from eating twice of my daily intake of rice! Posto or poppy seeds or khus khus are beneficial to human health. It contains minerals like zinc, manganese, iodine, copper. The unripe seeds of poppy seeds, may contain traces of morphine, a painkiller, which gives it an addictive property. However, the ripen seeds, just have traces of morphine. But due to its cooling effect, poppy seeds find its usage in cooling medicines as well.Here’s a simple Aloo posto with tomato recipe | Potato in poppy seeds and tomato Recipe. Please try it yourself and serve your family, a wonderful potato dish.

Total cooking time as per Aloo posto with tomato recipe | Potato in poppy seeds and tomato Recipe: 30 minutes

Ingredients of Aloo posto with tomato recipe | Potato in poppy seeds and tomato Recipe cooked for 2 people:

  1. 2 Potatoes (cut into small cubes)
  2. 50 gms of poppy seeds or posto or khus khus
  3. 1 bay leaf (Tej patta)
  4. 2 cloves (laung or lobongo)
  5. 1 cinnamon or dalchini stick
  6. 1 tomato cut into 4 pieces
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Refined oil
  9. 2 green chillies

Aloo posto with tomato recipe | Potato in poppy seeds and tomato Recipe – The Method:

1. Soak poppy seeds in water for few minutes. Make a fine thick paste of soaked poppy seeds with 2 green chillies

2. Fry the potato cubes till golden in colour  and keep separate

3. Heat refined oil and add bay leaf,  clove and cinnamon

4. Add posto or poppy seed paste and fry till oil separates

5. Add 1 tomato (cut into 4 pieces) and 1 tsp of salt and saute

6. Add potatoes and stir

7. Add 2 cups of water and cover cook until potatoes are cooked. You can make the whole moisture evaporate by removing lid and heating it and stirring in between so that the contents do not stick to the bottom of the pan

Your Aloo posto is ready to serve with roti or rice and biuli dal!


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I am a foodie and a cook by passion. The aroma, the taste of food attracts me and the ingredients and their properties attract me even more. I pursued my bachelors in Electronics and Instrumentation engineering and have had a successful career in IT in automotive testing domain as an automation and manual test engineer. I worked for 8 years in Bangalore, Kolkata and Munich, Germany. After my daughter was born, I worked for 2 years and then decided to take a break to spend time with my daughter and watch her grow. Apart from spending time with my princess, I am devoting time to my hobbies of cooking and writing now.