Peyaj Posto or Onion with Poppy seed paste

In one of my earlier posts Biulir dal o Jhinge Aloo posto, I shared with you just one of the many vegetarian dishes made withpoppy seed paste or ‘posto’. This time, I introduce a very simple recipe ofposto with sliced onion known as ‘Peyajposto’. If you do not know already about my eternal adoration for ‘posto’ dishes, please be ready to hit up on by many of them in coming days. Coming back to ‘peyajposto’, you hardly need anything except its two key ingredients, onion andpoppy seed. Whatever effort you put into making thepoppy seed paste is worthy, given the super delicious taste of the final curry. It is a very quick recipe as well. I am so fond of it that I can eat a bowl full of rice just with a pinch of it.

Peyaj Posto/Onion with Poppy seed paste

Peyaj Posto/Onion with Poppy seed paste

Ingredients to serve 2-3 :

  1. Onion (thinly sliced) – 3 (medium size)
  2. Green chilli – 2-3
  3. Poppy seed – 3 tbspoon
  4. Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Cooking oil (preferably mustard oil) – 2-3 tbspoon

Procedure :

Soak the poppy seeds into water for 20 minutes then make a smooth paste out of it along with 1 green chilli.

Slit remaining green chillies and keep aside.

Now heat oil in a frying pan or kadai over medium heat.

Add onion and fry till it turns light brown.

Add turmeric powder, salt and slit green chillies, mix well and cook for couple of minutes.

Then add poppy seed paste and give it a good stir.

Cook with occasional stirring until raw flavour of poppy seed disappears and oil ooze out from the mixture, add little amount of water if needed.

Serve with steamed rice.

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