Posto Bhaja – Fried Poppy Paste

Fan us on Facebook . You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email Every day when you see the sun setting over the Hudson there seems to be a part of your heart which sails away to those sunsets over Princep Ghat. While still I’m starting to groove to the American way of life, every cell within me drags…

Sarse Posto Dim – Egg in Poppy Mustard Gravy

“Sunday ho ya Monday, roj khao ande” didn’t you love that commercial back in the 90s. Eggs are one of the few healthy food that tastes great. Try this egg curry in rich mustard and poppy gravy and you’ll know it for sure.

Begun Posto – Baby Eggplant in Poppy Gravy

Fan us on Facebook . You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email Brinjals or eggplants or aubergines whatever you call it there is always a fear of the itchy tongue and a swelling lips. Quite a large population suffers from eggplant allergy. But, allergy or no allergy you just cannot deny the fact that eggplants are so tasty….

Event Announcement: Cooking with Seeds – Poppy

Announcing the event for this month – Cooking with Seeds, the brain child of Priya of Priya’s Easy and Tasty Recipes.

The theme for the month is poppy, the most widely used seed (spice) in any kind of cuisine. Do share your recipes with us and also your love for this wonderful seed.

Dim Posto-Sarse (Egg with poppy-mustard paste )

An awesome short trip to the Himalayas to visit one of the holiest shrines of Hinduism, the Vaishno devi temple – that is how I started this New Year. The first post of this year has a small anecdote of my trip and also some photos to feast on the beauty of the Himalayas. While talking about feast, how can I forget about the recipe, of course you’ll find one here – as the title says, its a simple yet spicy egg curry in mustard and poppy paste.

Alu posto/ Potato in poppy seed paste

Poppy seed is an integral part of the platter in all Bengali households. Preparations with poppy seeds mainly include vegan dishes, but there are also some dishes where poppy seeds are used with fish or meat. The love for poppy seeds among Bengalis started hundreds of years ago. Alu posto is the most common form…

Kashmiri Dum Aloo

While other Indian communities do not use potatoes so much, I came across this recipe in a very old cooking magazine long time back. I have searched for Kashmiri recipes for alu dum, but they were all very different. I main reason why I chose to use this old recipe was because they used poppy paste – one of my favorite spices in the kitchen. People from Kashmir are voracious meat eaters and owe them for inventing the famous rogan josh. There are also vegetarian recipes available in Kashmiri cuisine and this aloo dum is one of my favorites.