Aaloo Posto / Creamy Potatoes in white poppy seed paste

By: sonia.paul
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Serves: 3 Prep Time: 20 Minutes Difficulty: Very Easy Ingredients

Potato chopped in cubes ~ 3 medium sized potatoes, peeled and cubed

Poppy seeds (Khaskhas/Posto) ~ 5-6 heaped tbsp of the Poppy seeds paste or posto bata

Green Chillies – 2-3

Red Chillies ~ 2 (optional)

Whole Jeera (Cumin seeds) ~ 3/4th tsp loosely

Turmeric Powder- 1 tsp

Sugar ~ 1/2 tsp none according to taste

Mustard Oil for Cooking

Salt to taste


Step1 Grind the posto/poppy seeds to a fine paste. The consistency of the paste should not be too watery.

Step2 Cut the potato in cubes and soak in water , else they develop black spots.

Step3 Chop or slit the green chillies.

Step4 Heat Mustard Oil in frying pan.

Step5 Add the whole Jeera/Cumin seeds and wait till they sputter. You can add 2-3 dry red chillies too.

Step6 Add 2-3 dry red chillies too.

Step7 Add the potato cubes in the oil with a pinch of haldi/turmeric powder.

Step8 Saute the potato lightly till they develop a golden tinge. Do not over or deep fry them.

Step9 Add the posto/poppy seeds paste

Step10 Cook on medium heat till the paste has uniformly coated the potatoes

Step11 Add little water (around 3/4 cup), adequate salt, and the chopped green chillies. Cover and cook till the potatoes are done. Also I make it dry so I wait for the water to dry up.

Step12 Sprinkle very little sugar .

Step13 At this point you can add about 1 tsp of mustard oil and stir well before you remove from heat.

Step14 Take care that the potatoes don't get mashed up though

Step15 Serve it hot with rice.