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Saturday, 28 January 2017

Pyaaz Posto (Onion in Poppy Seeds Gravy - Bengali Style)


           This is a dry preparation where onions are cooked in a poppy seeds gravy. Absolutely delicious, this combination is just perfect to be had as a side dish. It can be relished both with chapattis or rice. 

          It is almost similar to the very popular and a traditional Bengali recipe of Aloo Posto. So please go ahead and prepare this simple delicacy and I am sure you will love it. Do check for an easy step by step method with pictures to prepare it.





  • 3-4 onions, sliced
  • 2 tbsp. mustard oil
  • 1 tsp. nigella seeds (kalonji)
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1/2 cup poppy seeds paste
  • 2 green chilies, slit
  • handful of coriander leaves, chopped





          Heat 1 & 1/2  tbsp. oil in a pan and temper with nigella seeds. Saute for a few seconds. Add the onion, salt and turmeric powder. Saute till light brown.

          Add the poppy seed paste and green chilies. Fry on a medium flame till dry. Switch off the flame. 

          Add the coriander leaves and remaining mustard oil. Mix well and serve as a side dish with plain steamed rice or chapattis.










                 Heat 1 & 1/2  tbsp. oil in a pan and temper with nigella seeds. Saute for a few
                 seconds. Add the onion, salt and turmeric powder. Saute till light brown.



                               Add the poppy seed paste and green chilies. 




                               Fry on a medium flame till dry. Switch off the flame. 



                              Add the coriander leaves and remaining mustard oil. Mix well.




                               Serve as a side dish with plain steamed rice or chapattis.








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