Aloo Posto


  • 2 green chillies
  • 5 - 6 medium potatoes
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp pure ghee
  • 2 tblsp mustard oil
  • 4 tblsp poppy seeds (khuskhus)
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp onion seeds (kalonji)

  1. Take off and cut the potatoes into one Medium pieces.
  2. Soak them in water.
  3. Soak poppy seeds in one cup warm water for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Remove and grind to a fine paste.
  5. Heat up mustard oil in a pot till it just reaches smoking point.
  6. Remove, cool and heat up the oil again on medium heat.
  7. Mix in kalonji and stir-fry briefly.
  8. Mix in potato pieces and stir fry on medium heat up for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  9. Mix in the poppy seeds paste, stir and mix in half cup of water, cover and stir fry on low heat up till the potatoes are almost done.
  10. Take off the lid, mix in salt, sugar and slit green chillies.
  11. Continue to stir fry for a minute more or till potatoes are completely cooked, stir in desi ghee and serve hot.

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