Monday, August 31, 2015

Drumstick Potato Gravy With Poppy Seeds | Sojne Aalu Posto

After a long break again I am here with such a traditional recipe of Bengal. Its actually famous with the name of Sojne aalu Posto.  where Sojne means Drumstick and Aalu means potato and Posto means poppy seeds. If you consider its taste and value then it is very simple and healthy I can say. It does not take so much time to prepare also. This simple and lovely bengali delicacy has to be serve with warm rice and dal. Then you can relish the taste of this dish. Some people may not like drumstick but I must say in the summer season rice , dal and this veggies will give a soothing coolness to your body. It helps to reduce the hit of the body too and of course you know that poppy seeds gives you a comfort sleeping also. So friends have this recipe.

With the nutritional value of this food as it is a combination of drumstick and potato. Apart from potato which is rich in carbohydrates drumstick has some great nutritional values like it is rich in vitamin C, iron and calcium too. It works as an antioxidants . So if you take it regularly you will get lots of health benefit too.

Drumstick Potato Gravy with poppy seeds | Sojne Aalu Posto

Ingredients :

2-3 Drumsticks (Cut into finger sizes)
1 big Potato (Cut into medium size cubes)
1/2 Cup Poppy seeds (soak into warm water for 1 hr.)
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
2-3 Green chili
1/2 tsp Onion seeds
1 pinch Turmeric powder
1 pinch asafoeatida
Salt to taste
1 Green chili slited
3 tbsp Mustard oil

How To Cook :

  • Make paste of soaked poppy seeds,cumin seeds ,mustard seeds and green chili in a mixure and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add onion seeds and asafoeatida when it starts to splutter 
  • Add potato cubes and drumstick saute for sometimes .
  • Sprinkle turmeric powder and a bit salt , cover with a lid.
  • When it becomes tender add poppy paste to it and mix well.
  • Add salt to taste and slited green chili and give a standing time to it.
  • Serve as a side dish with warm rice and dal 


Dipanjana said...

Hmm.... delicious

Unknown said...

Hi ...first time in your blog and I discover a plethora of Bengali recipes...loved them..will try and let you know..this Poshto curry looks fabulous..childhood revisited in your blog.



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