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Old 26-Sep-2010
Aloo posto

Poppy seeds with potatoes, with hint of onion seeds in mustard oil.
Preparation Time : 25 minutes
Cooking Time : 20-30 minutes
Servings : 4
Potatoes, 1 inch cubes 5-6 medium

Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) 4 tablespoons

Mustard oil 2 tablespoons

Onion seeds (kalonji) 1/2 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Sugar 1/2 teaspoon

Green chillies, slit 2

Pure ghee optional1 teaspoon

Soak poppy seeds in one-cup warm water for fifteen to twenty minutes. Drain and grind to a smooth paste. Heat mustard oil in a pan till it just reaches smoking point. Remove, cool and heat the oil again on medium heat. Add onion seeds and stir-fry briefly. Add potato pieces and cook on medium heat for five minutes, stirring frequently. Add poppy seeds paste. Stir and add half a cup of water. Cover and cook on low heat till the potatoes are almost done. Remove the lid, add salt, sugar and slit green chillies. Continue to cook for a minute more or till potatoes are completely cooked. Stir in pure ghee and serve hot.

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