Friday, 4 November 2011

Pyaz posto (poppy seeds in onion)

Poppy seeds/khuskhus is known as Posto in bengali.This is a favourite dish in every bengali home.This is a must item without which the lunch/dinner is incomplete :-)The recipe below uses red chillies, but green chillies can be used instead in which case there is a different colour and taste to the posto.Or posto is also had without cooking it- ie- make a paste of posto and chillies,add salt,a drop of mustard oil and chopped onion to it.This is known as Kacha posto.

Ingredients -
poppy seeds- posto (1/2 cup)
dry red chillies (2-3)
onion (1 medium)

Method -
Grind the posto and red chillies to a fine paste in a mixer.Traditionally sheel-noda is used to make this paste.Check the pic of sheel-noda below.
Heat oil in a non-stick pan.
Add the finely chopped onion to it and let it saute.
Now add the posto paste and salt as per taste.Add little water for the paste to cook.
Thats it ! pyaz posto is ready to serve with steamed rice :-)

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