Monday, June 1, 2009

From the Regular Kitchen

A few of my friends have been telling me to post my recipes on my blog. Being the lazy bum that I am, I never thought of giving it a try until now. Here comes my first recipe. The recipe is my all time favorite "Aloo Posto" the way I make it.

Aloo Posto

Potatoes (boiled)- 4 large or 6 medium sized
Posto or Khus khus - 50gms
Dried Red chilly- 4
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Oil- 2tbsp (Mustard oild Prefered)
Salt - 1 tsp or according to taste
Red Chilly powder according to taste
Water - 2 cups
Soak the posto (khuskhus) in water for about 2-3 hours then grind to a paste.
If you want it to be quicker you can use hot water to soak the posto and let it soak for 1/2 an hour to save time. Cut the potatoes into 2inch cubes.
In a pan heat the mustard oil , then add the whole red chilly and mustard seeds to crackle.
Add the potatoes and cook for around 2 mins adding salt as per taste
Add the Posto (khuskhus) paste and mix well with potatoes. Let it cook for another 2 mins. Then add the red chilly powder and water. Let it cook for 15 mins. Remove from heat and add 1/4 tsp mustard oil and mix.
This tastes best with steamed rice. However, since I want to relish the taste, I usually eat this with roti or chapati. A must try since it is easy to cook.

1 comment:

R!cha said...

looks yummy and seems easy..will surely give it a try..