Sanoli's Kitchen: ONIONS & POPPY SEEDS FRY / PYAJ POSTO BHAJA

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

ONIONS & POPPY SEEDS FRY / PYAJ POSTO BHAJA

This is a very delicious dish of eastern India, specially in Bengal, one of my favourite dish too. Poppy seeds are highly nutritious and contain several vital minerals, low calorie, recommended for pregnant women and new mothers. Other than that poppy seeds are good source of carbohydrates, which helps in enhancing energy levels in human body. We Bengalis are very much fan of Posto i.e. poppy seeds. Whenever I do make poppy seeds paste, I keep little paste aside for this fry. A simple recipe but tastes heavenly. Just try it!
INGREDIENTS:
3 Large Red Onions (thinly sliced)
2/3 Cup Poppy seeds (khas khas)
3-4 Green Chillies (or according to taste)
4 tbsps Mustard Oil (preferably)
Salt to taste

METHOD:
Soak poppy seeds in water for 30 mins to 1 hour. Grind it with green chillies and make a smooth paste. Keep aside.

Heat mustard oil in a pan till smokey. Add sliced onion in it. Fry onion till it turn in light brown.
Add poppy seeds paste in it, if it is too thick, may dilute with little water. Add salt in it.
Keep frying till it gets dry and leaves oil from the side of the pan. Switch off the heat now.

Now pyaj posto is ready to serve with hot steamed rice and dal.

Enjoy this flavour of Bengal!

18 comments:

  1. wow, delicious


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  2. Wow...this sounds interesting n flavorful, sure a delicious combo with rice n rotis!

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  3. delicious dish sanoli. i have never made paste of khas khas though i use generous amount in sweets i make

    next time i am goin to try this

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  4. I use it for chicken curry and even for kheer. But this is new to me. Looks very special and delicious

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  6. simple and flavorful.. like it..

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  7. QUite a new dish for me, onions & poppy seeds together works out wonder together na.

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  8. Very different and interesting recipe..gr8 idea when you run out of veggies.

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  9. Looks scrumptious! Definitely a must-try!

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  10. I am a poppy seed lover too! The paste must make this amazing! I would love to taste your wonderful cooking!

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