Bengali Potatoes (Aloo Pooshto)

Use white poppy seeds in this recipe for aloo pooshto. Dry roast them prior to cooking to bring out their flavor. They are sold at Indian markets and online.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 35 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. white poppy seeds
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp. turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp. red chili powder
  • ½ tsp. salt

Directions

  • Cut the potatoes into ½" dice. Set aside.
  • Heat a small skillet on medium. Dry roast the poppy seeds until they start to change color, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and let the seeds cool. In a spice grinder, grind the seeds into a thick paste using a few tablespoons of water. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil on medium. Add the potatoes, and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the poppy seed paste, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt; mix well. Sauté for another 2 to 3 minutes
  • Add about ½ cup water. Cover, and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 10 to 12 minutes. Serve hot.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. white poppy seeds
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp. turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp. red chili powder
  • ½ tsp. salt

Directions

  • Cut the potatoes into ½" dice. Set aside.
  • Heat a small skillet on medium. Dry roast the poppy seeds until they start to change color, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and let the seeds cool. In a spice grinder, grind the seeds into a thick paste using a few tablespoons of water. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil on medium. Add the potatoes, and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the poppy seed paste, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt; mix well. Sauté for another 2 to 3 minutes
  • Add about ½ cup water. Cover, and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 10 to 12 minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories260
Total Fat12g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium300mg
Total Carbohydrate35g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars3g
Protein4g