Aaloo Posto / Creamy Potatoes in white poppy seed paste
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.