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    Potato (Aloo) Posto - a Bengali , Indian Vegetarian Recipe

    Total Time:

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    30 mins

    5 mins

    25 mins

    Charishma_Ramchandani's Note:

    This was taught on TV this morning on Mirch Masala by chef Rakesh Sethi! This is a traditional recipe that belongs to West Bengal, India.

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    Ingredients:

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    Paanch phoran

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat oil in a non-stick skillet.
    2. 2
      Add bayleaf.
    3. 3
      Add all the ingredients mentioned under"paanch phoran".
    4. 4
      Allow to crackle.
    5. 5
      Add onion and saute.
    6. 6
      Add ginger-garlic paste and saute till lightly golden brown.
    7. 7
      Add turmeric powder, corriander powder, red chilli powder, salt and water.
    8. 8
      Bring to a boil.
    9. 9
      Add potatoes.
    10. 10
      Dilute poppy seeds paste in 2-3 tbsps.
    11. 11
      of water in a bowl.
    12. 12
      After 2-3 minutes when the potatoes are nearly cooked and the gravy is almost dry, add poppy seeds paste.
    13. 13
      Mix well.
    14. 14
      Remove from flame.
    15. 15
      Garnish with corriander leaves and serve hot with white Basmati rice.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 27, 2012

      45

      Really tasty, but be forewarned... DO NOT boil the potatoes first. They cook just fine if you follow the recipe. I boiled them first, and now I have some mashed potatoes for tomorrow.

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    Nutritional Facts for Potato (Aloo) Posto - a Bengali , Indian Vegetarian Recipe

    Serving Size: 1 (271 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 225.7
     
    Calories from Fat 50
    22%
    Total Fat 5.5 g
    8%
    Saturated Fat 0.7 g
    3%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 168.1 mg
    7%
    Total Carbohydrate 40.6 g
    13%
    Dietary Fiber 5.5 g
    22%
    Sugars 2.8 g
    11%
    Protein 4.8 g
    9%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    ginger-garlic paste

    poppy seed paste

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