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Recipe Name: Aaloo Poshto (Bengali Style)  
Category: Indian Sub Category: Vegetarian


Prep Time Cook Time Serves
15 mins 20 mins 2



Potatoes peeled and cubed   3 big
Poppy seeds roasted   1 tbsp
Whole dry red chilli   1 1/2
Green chilli   1 1/2
Turmeric powder   1/4 tsp
Oil   1 1/2 tbsp
Water   1 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Finely chopped coriander leaves to garnish


  • Grind the roasted poppy seeds along with the green chilli and a few tablespoons of water to a very fine paste. Keep aside. Heat half of the oil in a pan for 1 minute till very hot. Shallow fry the cubed potatoes in batches on medium heat till they are lightly browned. Drain on a paper towel and keep aside.
  • Now, heat the remaining oil in the same pan. Add the whole dry red chilli and turmeric powder. Fry briefly. To this, add the poppy seed paste and fry again on medium / low heat for 3 minutes till the oil has left the sides of the pan.
  • Add now the fried potato cubes and mix well. Add water and salt. Stir, cover and keep on low heat for 10 minutes till the potatoes are soft.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh coriander
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Suggested Variation
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size   1 katori
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 40
% Daily Value'
Total Fat  5 g 7%
Saturated Fat  0 0
Trans Fat  0  
Cholesterol  0 0
Sodium  6 mg 0
Total Carbohydrate  28 g 9%
Dietary Fiber   6 g 10%
Sugars   2 g  
Protein   4 g
Vitamin A   0   * Vitamin C   0
Calcium   7% * Iron   3%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending upon your daily needs