HOW TO PREPARE ALOO POSTO
Aloo posto is a simple dish to make, and in this article we will discover what goes into its preparation.
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baby potatoes (peeled)
Soak the poppy seeds in a bowl containing hot water for about 2 hours.
Put the poppy seeds into a blender, add 4 tablespoons of the water used to soak it and blend till it forms a paste.
Heat some mustard oil in a heavy saucepan. Do this over medium heat and add the nigella seeds and green chillies.
Fry for about 8 seconds and add the peeled baby potatoes. Stir and let it fry for about 5 minutes.
Add the turmeric powder and stir. Cover with the lid and let it fry for 5 more minutes.
Stir again and pour the poppy seed paste. Let the paste cover the potatoes.
Add water and allow it to boil under low heat while covered for 15 minutes.
Stir occasionally and add ½ teaspoon of sugar. You can add more water if you want a flowing consistency.
Turn off the heat, dish some out onto a plate and serve.
Before you use the poppy seeds, ensure that they are fresh and not going bad. If they have gone bad, it can make the meal bitter.
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