Bengali Style Sheem Poshto Recipe - Flat Beans In Poppy Seeds
Sheem Poshto, is a delicious and flavourful side dish made from flat beans and potatoes cooked in poppy seed paste. You can also pack this in your Office Lunch Box.
Bengali Style Sheem Poshto Recipe (Flat Beans in Poppy Seeds) is a recipe made with flat beans in other words called as Hyacinth Beans which is a very popular vegetable across India. This is one of the most famous way of making the Bengali curry with poppy seeds known as the Poshto Bata.
The curry is made in such a way that the beans are not over cooked so that the crunchy texture remains the same and had along with the creamy and spicy curry. We have also added other vegetables like potato wedges to give it a different texture and flavor to the dish.
If you are looking for more Bengali Recipes, here are some that you can try in your kitchen:
- 250 grams Flat Green Beans , ends cut and chopped into half
- 2 Potatoes (Aloo) , skin peeled and cut into medium sized pieces
- 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
- 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1 teaspoon Kalonji (Onion Nigella Seeds) , optional
- 1 teaspoon Sugar
- Mustard oil , for cooking
- Salt , to taste For the paste
- 4 tablespoons Poppy seeds
- 2 Green Chilli , chopped
How to make Bengali Style Sheem Poshto Recipe - Flat Beans In Poppy Seeds
To begin making the Bengali Style Sheem Poshto Recipe, first prepare all the vegetables and keep it ready.
Grind the poppy seeds with green chilli along with little water to a smooth paste.
Heat a kadai with mustard oil, add mustard seeds, onions seeds and allow them to crackle for 10 seconds.
After 10 seconds, add the flat beans and fry them till they soften a little. Later, add in your chopped potato and fry again for another 10 minutes by closing it with a lid.
Once the potatoes are lightly cooked, add the ground poshto paste along with turmeric powder, salt, sugar and little bit of water.
Mix well, and saute them for another 10 minutes until the gravy thickens and you get a dry curry.