Pyaaz Posto

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Posto is poppy seeds and in Bengali cuisine it is one of the favorite ingredients used. Generally Posto is used with potato to make alu Posto which is quite popular. Posto can be made with variety of other vegetables and also fish and meat. Here I have made this simple and delicious Posto recipe with onions. The recipe is with just a handful of ingredients. Caramelized onions with poppy seeds tastes absolutely divine. All you need is some steamed rice to enjoy this.
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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Served As: Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: Bengali, Homestyle Cooking, Soul Food
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 4


  • 4 large Onions
  • 1/2 tsp Nigella Seeds
  • 4 large Green Chillies or onions, or poppy, or seeds, or salt, or sugar, or mustard, or oil onions poppy seeds salt per taste sugar mustard oil
  • 1 pinch Turmeric Powder
  • 3 tbsp Poppy Seeds
  • 4 Green Chillies
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • Mustard Oil


  • To a Kadai add mustard oil, temper it with Nigella seeds.
  • Once the fragrance comes add the chopped onions.
  • Add salt, sugar and turmeric powder.
  • Cook the onions till soft.
  • Meanwhile dry grind the poppy seeds first. Then grind with green chillies and little water to form a nice paste.
  • Once the onions are cooked add the poppy seeds paste and cook till the raw smell of poppy seeds disappear.
  • Keep stirring in between to prevent the mixture sticking to the Kadai. If it dries up too much you can add little water
  • Stir it often and cook till water evaporates and you can see the oil from the sides

Recipe Notes

Drizzle mustard oil before turning off the flame for more authentic taste.

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Priyanjali Joardar
Priyanjali Joardar

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