Aloo Potol Posto Recipe (Aloo Parwal in Poppy Seed Masala Recipe)

A typical Bengali vegetarian dish made with Potol and potatoes tossed in a spicy sesame seed paste.

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Aloo Potol Posto Recipe (Aloo Parwal in Poppy Seed Masala Recipe)
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Aloo Potol Posto Recipe (Aloo Parwal in Poppy Seed Masala Recipe) is a typical Bengali vegetarian dish made with "Potol"  also called as "Parwal" (Indian Gherkin) combined with potato. The masala is separately roasted and ground to give it an extra depth to the whole dish.

The masala consists of poppy seeds, grated coconut, dry green chillies, cloves, cardamom, fennel seeds, cumin seeds and methi seeds. The spices are roasted first in order to bring about the aroma and release their essential oils. 

Serve your delicious and spicy Aloo Potol Posto (Aloo Parwal in Poppy Seed Masala) with layered Lachha Paratha.

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Cuisine: Bengali Recipes
Course: Dinner
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

45 M

Total in

60 M

Makes:

6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 15 Pointed gourd (Parval) , cut into wedges
  • 3 to 4 Potatoes (Aloo) , skin peeled,cut into wedges and cut into wedges
  • 1/2 teaspoon Methi Seeds (Fenugreek Seeds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds (Saunf)
  • 3 Cloves (Laung)
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 1 Dry red chilli
  • 1/2 inch Ginger , finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Fresh coconut , grated
  • 2 tablespoon Poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • Salt , to taste
  • Mustard oil , as required for cooking

How to make Aloo Potol Posto Recipe (Aloo Parwal in Poppy Seed Masala Recipe)

  1. We begin making Aloo Potol Posto Recipe (Aloo Parwal in Poppy Seed Masala Recipe) heat the pan with oil and roast by adding methi,cumin, fennel,cloves,cardamom, dry red chilli along with ginger, grated coconut and poppy seeds. Fry till the aroma comes out.

  2. Cool and transfer it into a blender. Blend it to a fine paste and keep it aside.

  3. Heat oil in a kadai and saute the parawal with turmeric powder till it turns brown and softens.Remove and keep it aside. Keep the potatoes boiled and ready as well. 

  4. With the leftover oil temper green chilies and add the (coconut-poppy seed) masala paste. Sprinkle the spice powders and fry till the oil comes out from the masala.

  5. Finally add the vegetables. Add water and cook it for some more time for about 10 minutes .

  6. Serve your delicious and spicy Aloo Potol Posto (Aloo Parwal in Poppy Seed Masala) with layered Lachaa Paratha.

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