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Alu posto a Bengali vegetarian dish
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Aloo Posto

Aloo Posto or potatoes in poppy seed paste is a traditional and famous Bengali (East Indian) recipe that literally takes 5 minutes and 4 ingredients to make. Aloo Posto recipe with video included.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Bengali
Keyword Aloo posto, Alu posto, Bengali delicacy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 223kcal


  • 40 grams poppy seeds
  • 4 green chilies
  • 2 tbsp mustard oil extra for drzzling on top
  • 500 grams potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup water
  • salt to taste


  • Grind poppy seeds with one green chili and a few teaspoons of water. You want a smoth paste.
  • Heat mustard oil in a pan.
  • Add remaining green chilies and potatoes. Cook for 2 minutes and then add the water and salt. Cover and cook until the potatoes are soft, about 7-10 minutes.
  • Add poppy-seed-paste, stir and immediately turn off heat. You want to preserve the raw poppy flavor and aroma.
  • Drizzle some mustard oil on top and serve hot with white rice and dal.



Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 598mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 2mg